Dia De Los Muertos is an ancestral worship holiday with origins from the Latin community. It’s a time when festivals are held in honor loved ones who have passed and celebrants honor them by bringing sugar skulls, marigolds, foods and drink to their graves as gifts. It is a tradition that can be traced back to the Aztecs and, after the Americas were colonized by the Spanish, it became part of the foundation that we all know as Halloween.
When we did this shoot last year around this time, it was our first time and did not know what to expect. When we decided to do that the sugar skulls would be the key visual theme for the images, we called Ashaunti of AWANIGHTS to lend her artistry to this artistry to this project. The talented body artist, inspired by the theme and the heritage it represented produced some astounding works on the faces of Pangea’s MUSES.
Back then however, we had no idea what to expect and now we do. And now we want to share it with you. This year, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in the United States of America will start on Monday, October 31 and will end on Wednesday, November 2. We shoot on Sunday Oct 30 so that we have image share as part of the celebration. Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1315295971816485/