Beyond Día de
los Muertos
OAXACA & TEOTITLÁN, MEXICO
25 October - 4 November 2024

Photo by Pamela Fricke

INTRODUCTION

Día de los Muertos in Oaxaca hardly needs an introduction. It has attracted photographers for many years and there are many workshops happening during these spectacular celebrations. However, not many delve deep into the tradition, the meaning behind the many rituals and  its significance for the individuals and families that celebrate el Día de los Muertos. 

During these days of celebration death does not represent an absence but a living presence; Death is a symbol of life that materializes on the offered altar.

The festivities include decorating the graves with flowers and often making altars on the tombstones, which in indigenous times had great meaning because it was thought to help guide the souls to a good path after death.

During this 10-day workshop not only will be photographing the greandeur of the processions, the amazing make-up of the people who participate and the joy celebrating the memory of a loved one who has passed in Oaxaca, we will also be spending time in Teotitlán capturing the more intimate moments between families, the picking of flowers at dawn on the hills of the valley and the intricate preparations by loving hands to welcome the dead. 

YOUR MENTORS

Jorge Delgado-Ureña & Christelle Enquist

Resident Mentors & Co-founders

 

Renowned Spanish photographers, resident mentors and co-founders of The Raw Society, Jorge Delgado-Ureña and Christelle Enquist have taught dozens of photography workshops all over the world.

 

Jorge has over 15 years of experience in photography and an innate ability for teaching. He’s been published in several local and international magazines, including National Geographic, Ijsberg Magazine, La Vanguardia, Publico, Fisheye Magazine to name a few. His photographs have also been exhibited in El Colegio de Periodistas and Lomography Embassy in Barcelona, Lensculture Berlin 2017, The Independent Photographer Berlin 2018 and he is currently working on the publication of two books of his photography from Cuba and Morocco. Jorge will help guide students on creating complex layered compositions, toning and processing your images, and telling a story through your photography.

 

Christelle’s work has been exhibited in Australia, USA, Belgium and Nepal and she is featured in the "Woman Street Photographers" book published by Penguin Random House in March 2021. An expert in colour theory, Christelle will help guide students on the power of color in photography, as well as teach them foundational skills like sequencing and editing your images.

DAYS

11 days (10 nights)

DATES

25 October - 4 November 2024.

MEETING POINT

Oaxaca Airport

(Pick-up on the 25th & Drop-off on the 4th included in the workshop fee)

     
    PRICE

    Single occupancy: 3,900€/person*

    Prices include mentor fees, accommodation, meals & local transportation. They do not include flights.

    If you live in Oaxaca and wish to attend, the hotel fees will be discounted from the price. Please send us an email to notify us.

    *Members: 10% discount on the above prices.

    Invest in an experience that will last you a lifetime.

    Please choose the type of room you would like and whether you want to pay the whole sum now and get it over and done with, or just pay the deposit to make sure you secure your spot.

     

    NOTE: If you choose to pay the deposit, we kindly remind you that payment of the balance is due 30 days before our workshop begins.

    Photo by Pamela Fricke
    WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

    This will be a hands-on workshop in which all participants will be personally guided by Jorge Delgado-Ureña along and Christelle Enquist.

     

    You will be expected to fully immerse yourself, push your boundaries and rise up to the challenges you are given over the 10-days.

     

    The workshop will begin going through each participant’s photographic goals. Jorge will then discuss the images needed and what to look for to create a cohesive narrative and powerful body of work in any given situation.

     

    Most of the workshop will be spent out on the streets and in people's homes, however, time will be set aside each day for short theory sessions/critiques and discussion about the work produced.

     

    From the second day of the workshop, participants will also be introduced to magazine-making and the different ways to sequence a magazine.

     

    The last day will be spent doing final edits and sequencing for your magazine and upon completion, each participant will present their magazine to the rest of the group.

    COURSE SUMMARY
    oaxaca dia de los muertos workshop
    Photo by Pamela Fricke

    Photos by Deborah Cole

    Photo by Pamela Fricke

    Photos by Pamela Fricke

    Photo by Pamela Fricke
    WHAT’S INCLUDED & EXCLUDED IN THE FEES

    Included

    Not Included

    DISCLAIMER

    We reserve the right to improvise (always with the objective to improve your overall experience), and change the itinerary due to adverse weather conditions or complications that may arise that are out of our control. Fun and safety are our number one priority.

    We reserve the right to cancel the tour if the minimum number of participants is not met (which quite frankly, is highly unlikely. Who wouldn’t want to have this experience of a lifetime!?).

    Please do not purchase air travel before confirming with us. We wouldn’t want you roaming around unguided.

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