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The Magic of Mexico: The Joys, Celebrations and Rituals of Daily Life
Friends of Folk Art (FOFA)

The Magic of Mexico: The Joys, Celebrations and Rituals of Daily Life

November 13, 2022
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Friends of Folk Art will have a travel photography slide presentation and lecture with David Saxe in the Vernick Auditorium. The photographs were made over several years during the events and activities surrounding the annual Pilgrimage of the Virgin of Guadalupe from Puebla to Mexico City, and local celebrations in smaller villages in the Sierra Norte. Although not entirely about the “Pilgrimage”, the photographs serve as a stepping stone to document the culture, rituals, magic, and daily life of the Mexican people. This will not be an anthropology lecture; it will be more about the process of making good photographs—by getting closer to your subject and sharing their experiences. Guadalupe only serves as a starting point in getting there.

Doors open at 2 pm and reception will follow.  Masks are preferred.

Registration is free for FOFA Members.  All participants must be current Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) members.  To join, please go to:

David Saxe: was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1943 and studied fine art at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Montreal.  David studied with the renowned Canadian photographer John Max for 4 years and has participated in several group and solo exhibitions in Canada, before he moved to the United States in 1992. Since 2017, he has resided in Santa Fe, NM. His photographs have been exhibited at galleries in Toronto, Los Angeles, NYC, Paris, Brescia and here in Santa Fe in group shows at “The Fence”, and Editions One Gallery. David has also had his photos published in many prominent photography journals in the US and Europe.

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