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Harvey Stein: Mexico Between Life and Death | LENSCRATCH

This is how Harvey Stein has come to know Mexico. Over the course of his fourteen trips there between 1993 and 2010, Stein captured the vibrancy of public ritual and myth in city streets as well as intimate moments of joy, irony, and grief. His photographs are presented in a new book titled Mexico Between Life and Death, published by Kehrer Verlag. The images in the book appear as small vignettes within the whole, as Stein seeks to inspect the many aspects of Mexican culture as it relates to death, religion, and myth. We see masks, dogs, children, expressions of affection or despair, dancing, and grieving – all a part of the celebration of death in Mexico not as an end to something, but a spoke in the wheel of life.

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