Zonia Zena: La Musica en la Muerte

Zonia Zena: La Musica en la Muerte
International Photography Grant 2019

The work presented is a documentation of a tradition in Latin America. Two countries are visually documented, Peru and Mexico. The Day of the Death celebrations take place in November.

Says Zonia: I’ve chose to photograph this celebration because I feel it brings a point of connection from pre columbian rituals into modern times. Music plays an important role within this context, Music and the absence of it makes this a unique experience to document and I’ve been putting more emphasis on it. I am of Latin american roots and I am constantly in the search of points of connection between different places I’ve been, the sense and need to belong somewhere takes me to these places. My work is a reflection of this search. My objective is to reach an honest understanding of this topic. It is important to comprehend why people do the thing they do; to me is of great interest to reach an intimate level to be able to continue documenting this tradition.

Zonia Zena – documentary photographer, born in Lima Peru.

La Musica en la Muerte © Zonia Zena

La Musica en la Muerte © Zonia Zena

La Musica en la Muerte © Zonia Zena

La Musica en la Muerte © Zonia Zena

La Musica en la Muerte © Zonia Zena

La Musica en la Muerte © Zonia Zena

La Musica en la Muerte © Zonia Zena

La Musica en la Muerte © Zonia Zena

La Musica en la Muerte © Zonia Zena

La Musica en la Muerte © Zonia Zena

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International Photography Grant 2019