"With this gallery, TIME embarks on an anthropological dig through our collective visual memory, unearthing images from the last twelve months that awakened in us that singular, familiar sense that we’ve seen them somewhere before. Haven’t we?
The genesis of the 2017 Photographic Conversations Exhibition came from my experience of being involved in daily conversations in a 3 year project, Six Shooters, and later as part of the collaborative project, A New Nothing. These visual connections with
About all that Mara Sanchez Renero knew about Afro-Mexicans was that they existed. And even that did not prepare her for the surprise she felt when she visited one of their communities in the Mexican state of Guerrero in 2014. There, during a ceremonial dance with African roots known as the Dance of the Devil, she encountered scores of Afro-Mexicans.