Mayan girls play around a tombstone for All Saints’ Day

Mayan girls play around a tombstone for All Saints' Day by Rudy Giron

Mayan girl Rosa Guadalupe and her siblings play around the family tombstones by throwing into the air “flores de muerto,” marigolds or flowers of the dead at the graveyard of Santiago Sacatepéquez, Guatemala on All Saints Day. Day of the Dead in Guatemala is a celebration that reunites the living with the dead.

This photograph was captured as part of my intensive Day of the Dead photo workshop. We had a full 10-hr day that took us everywhere to document the different ways Guatemalans celebrate Day of the Dead and All Saints Day. Make sure you book your spot for the 2019 Day of the Dead street photography workshop; spaces are limited!

Also, thanks to the German Photo Agency DPA, this photograph and other 8 images were published by many newspapers and online media websites around the world.

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