Faces of the Fiesta prints

Museum quality prints are available as real black and white silver bromide prints made from digital files on RC paper. These are not inkjet prints, but silver bromide prints which are exposed digitaly onto Ilford black and white paper and then developed, stopped and fixed chemically.

Man with iguana

Man with Iguana

These first three images are people dressed as the Chamula character in the festival of Corpus Christi in Suchiapa. All of the Chamulas paint their faces with a white mud and many of them carry live iguanas or other small animals with them.

Digital siver print 12" x 12" image on 13" x 19" RC paper, $175 USD. Free shipping to the US, Canada and Mexico. Please contact us for international shipping rates.

Woman with iguana

Woman with Iguana

There are not many woman in the festival of Corpus Christi, although there seem to be more each year. This particular woman comes from a family who local legend has it discovered the hostia in a hollow tree. I followed her around all day trying to get a good shot of her in the procession. Finally at the church at the end of the day I asked her if I could take a photo. She was a little reluctant, but finally agreed.

Digital siver print 12" x 12" image on 13" x 19" RC paper, $175 USD. Free shipping to the US, Canada and Mexico. Please contact us for international shipping rates.

Boy with iguana

Boy with Iguana

I had been taking photos and video of the Corpus Christi for a few years and had concentrated on the processions themselves and not the participants. This was the first portrait I took of one of the participants. I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to take this boy's portrait. His face conveys a pride and seriousness about the festival that is typical of Suchiapa.

Digital siver print 12" x 12" image on 13" x 19" RC paper, $175 USD. Free shipping to the US, Canada and Mexico. Please contact us for international shipping rates.

Tigre sleeping

Tigre Sleeping

There are hundreds of young boys dressed as tigres that take place in the various processions (they are actually jaguars, but locally they are known as tigres). The festival goes on for seven days and the processions start early in the morning and last all day long. I took this shot outside of one of the churches where this one tired tigre was catching a nap between processions.

Digital siver print 12" x 12" image on 13" x 19" RC paper, $175 USD. Free shipping to the US, Canada and Mexico. Please contact us for international shipping rates.