Dia de los Muertos celebrations in San Antonio are full of tradition. On this night near the Instituto Cultural de Mexico, a drum and dance procession from the arts group Urban 15 began performing. After a few minutes they made their way inside the building, snaking around the altars into a gallery room. The room quickly became a swirl of sound and motion. The performance in this small space was so intense that it became a visceral physical experience. It was quite extraordinary.
It seems to me the process of journalism is very difficult when it comes to photographs. Images are such powerful sources of information that the written word simply can’t compete. A photograph, especially a dramatic one, will form memories even before we read anything about the context of a situation. That is something to consider in our visually saturated media world. I’m glad I’m not a journalist.