Dia de los Muertos

The largest celebration of Dia de los Muertos (outside of Mexico) takes place in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Normally cemeteries are quiet places, yet on this special day the atmosphere erupts with color, music, and art. Altars are created and festival goers paint their faces with calaveras make-up in order to keep the spirits of their deceased loved ones and ancestors alive. I set out to create a series of photographs to showcase these amazing tributes, in appreciation of this sacred event.

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