19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Remembering A Life

I photographed this ofrenda at a Day of the Dead celebration. The image shows pictures and objects assembled to remember a son who had died at an early age. Mexicans believe that one dies three times: physically, when is buried and if the deceased's memory is forgotten then s/he dies forever.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: San Antonio, New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: ILCA-77M2
Copyright: © Lawrence Syverud