15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Mother in the mortuary cross of her son

This image was obtained during a road trip in Mexico. One family was putting an offering of flowers on the “road cross” of their deceased son the previous year. I stopped my car and with the camera in my pants pocket I approached them, who saw me surprised and a little scared. I explained to them that I was a photographer and I was interested in taking some photographs to which they agreed. Of all the material that I made this image is the most powerful, painful and emotional.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Cerro Colorado, estado de Mexico, Mexico, Mexico
Camera: DMC-GF1
Copyright: © Manuel Garcia