19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Never Forget

A man polishes the skull of his deceased wife during a Dia de los Muertos style ritual that takes place every year only in the Mayan town of Pomuch. The bones of loved ones are pulled from their crypts, cleaned and then put on display as a special way of remembering those they lost.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Pomuch, Mexico
Camera: X-T4
Copyright: © Jesse Bradford