Saturday, March 14, 2009

Photo-journey from San Cristobal de Las Casas to Palenque

Indigenous people of Mexico are often somewhat outcast and looked down on. They wear proudly their sometimes extremely complex handicraft clothing and live in little villages and remote towns. They are said to have a hard life in those remote rural areas, but i wonder is it necessarily an unhappy one?

The road from San Cristobal de Las Casas to Palenque went through many villages and little towns and i was photographing everyday life from the side. Forgive me for occasionally very bad image quality, the moving bus is not the best base for steady photography :)

Note that not only is she carrying firewood, but also a child on her back.

It´s nice to see that the old tradition is alive in most parts of the world: women work all day long and men chill out :) So far i´ve seen this in India, Morocco and partially also in China. Seems that Mexico honours fully the long-lived tradition.

Washing hair

Roadside memorial for somebody, most likely for an accident victim

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