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Oaxaca, March 2010

Born of a mother from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Gerardo Nigenda was interested in doing a project about the women of Juchitán. He started it in 2010 on Palm Sunday in the Juchitán cemetery during the local tradition consisting of celebrating the dead at the beginning of Holy Week. Nigenda was unable to finish the project since he died a few months later.

The few photographs that were found had been taken of aunts and cousins during the family celebration that Sunday. The next day he took portraits of several women at the local market.

Some of the twenty digital photographs that were preselected by Nigenda according to the descriptions made by his wife are exhibited here. Included is a photograph, among the few taken with his analogue camera, which was never described for Nigenda.