Moros celebrando a San Pedro, Michoacan, Mexico

Moors celebrating San Peter, Michoacan, Mexico

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Maringuia, figura feminina actuada por un hombre, celebración de Corpus Christi, lago de Patzcuaro,Michoacan,Mexico

The Maringuia is an elegant masked character symbolizing Mary, or the Moon, “played” by a man. She can be seen dancing is many of the Purepechas celebrations. Here, on Lake Patzcuaro.

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Michoacan, Mexico

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(What could be) the cover of Vogue Mexico.

My interview has just been published in FuseVisual, a site for influential visual communication artists and professionals to share their work, visions, and journeys. Feeling honored!

http://fusevisual.org/2014/06/01/florence-leyret-jeune/

Roman soldiers searching for Christ (Los Espias), Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, Mexico

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Domingo de Palmas en la Meseta Purepecha

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Pour en finir avec le Diable…Pastorela, Michoacan, Mexico

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Viejitos, Michoacan, Mexico

 For the P’urhepechas, the “fiesta” is ritual, dance, food, fireworks and rockets, and is carefully prepared and supervised under the authority of the “cargueros”. 
The fiesta is an occasion of renewal of faith, ceremonies, sacred actions, religious expression, and exaltation of identity. It is joy, libation, discipline, sacrifice, collaboration.

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Pastorela en Tocuaro, Michoacan, Mexico, a fight of Good against Evil…

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Todo tranquillo en Tocuaro, Michoacan, Mexico

Michoacan, Mexico

Michoacan, Mexico

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El futuro de Michoacan, con amor…(Michoacan, Mexico)

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Feliz año nuevo! Michoacan, Mexico

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