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Oaxaca Photo Journey with Art Wolfe 2022

October 27 - November 3

| $10995

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During the Day of the Dead festival, families gather in prayer and remembrance of departed family members, aiding in their spiritual journey through the afterlife. While many cultures regard such a thing as a somber act of mourning, “Dia de los Muertos” is in fact an uplifting celebration of life, love, and family.

Momentos and memories alike of the departed are shared at cemeteries adorned with flower-laden altars, and often the favorite food and drink of those passed are presented as well. Though there is a great deal of reverence involved for those whom are celebrated, it’s also done in a joyous, festive and sometimes even humorous manner intended to bring comfort to the living.

What better place to celebrate such an occasion than Oaxaca, where a rugged terrain has helped preserve local cultures perhaps more so than most any other part of Mexico?

This fall I’ll be doing just that, and I invite you to join me! On this photo journey we well capture the indigenous cultures, vibrant colors, and long-kept traditions of both this incredible location and the Day of the Dead festival. With its mixture of modern architecture, pre-columbian ruins, and everything in between the location in itself is sure to provide unlimited photographic opportunities. When you add in the atmosphere of the Day of the Dead festival and it’s parades, painted faces, candle-light vigils, and culinary delights it will be an experience not to be missed.

Though it has become deeply marketed world-wide and inexorably to Halloween, for locals the Day of the Dead is a mystical experience personal to those whom remember loved ones passed. It’s hard to describe this combination of solemn reverence and celebratory revelry until you experience it for yourself. The combination of costumes, traditional garb, colorful flowers and rich locations all painted in the light of uncountable candles is sure to provide us with some memorable photos as we navigate this rich culture.

Our home base will be a beautiful boutique hotel which was specifically selected by Art on a recent trip to the region because he knows it will grant our group great access to the celebrations and also close proximity to the wonderful restaurants that Oaxaca has to offer. In order to ensure that everyone can stay at the same location we secured the rooms and included the hotel fees in the workshop price.

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Led by Art Wolfe, Gavriel Jecan, and Sean Fitzgerald

Limited to 8 participants
Minimal hiking involved

Transportation and Accommodation

  • Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Oaxaca and meals throughout the tour.
  • Lodging and transportation during the workshop are provided as part of the workshop fee.
  • Upon registration you will be provided with information regarding the hotel our group will be staying at.

Itinerary

Shooting schedules have the ability to be altered to effectively cater to the photographic desires of the group, as well as to adapt to changeable weather conditions.

Day 1 Oct 27

Meet and greet at 8pm. Everyone can introduce themselves, and Art will give a brief description of the proposed itinerary.

Day 2
  • Field shoot
  • Group no host dinner
  • Download images from the day of shooting
Day 3
  • Field shoot
  • Group no host dinner
  • Download images from the day of shooting
Day 4
  • Field shoot
  • Group no host dinner
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Day 5
  • Field shoot
  • Group no host dinner
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Day 6
  • Field shoot
  • Group no host dinner
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Day 7
  • Field shoot
  • Group no host dinner
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Day 8 Nov 3
  • Depart for home

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To keep our instructors and clients safe and healthy as well as streamlining the process of acquiring destination venues and accommodations, we are asking that all workshop participants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Details

Start:
October 27
End:
November 3
Cost:
$10995
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Venue

Oaxaca, Mexico
Oaxaca, Oaxaca 68283 Mexico

Organizer

Art Wolfe Inc
Phone:
1-888-973-0011
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