Snapshots & Soundbites Photo Essay: Mexico's Indigenous Masks
 

Snapshots & Soundbites Photo Essay

Mexico’s Indigenous Masks

The Snapshot & Soundbites photo essays are companion pieces to our People Are Culture podcast series.

Here we present images and observations on Mexico's indigenous mask-making tradition from Bill LeVasseur, founder & curator of Another Face of Mexico folk art gallery and mask museum in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Tune into our chat with Bill while you peruse these pieces from his collection!

 
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A Window Into Traditions of Mexico's Indigenous Ceremonial Masks


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Viejo/Old Man Mask from Quinceo, Michoacan. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

Viejo/Old Man Mask from Quinceo, Michoacan. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon


The Dance of the Fish/Pescado. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

The Dance of the Fish/Pescado. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

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Day of the Dead. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

Day of the Dead. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon


The Dance of the Wild Beat/Los Tecuanes. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

The Dance of the Wild Beat/Los Tecuanes. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

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Carnival. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

Carnival. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon


Dance of the Old Men/Los Viejos. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

Dance of the Old Men/Los Viejos. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

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The Farmer’s Dance/ Los Tlacolorers. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

The Farmer’s Dance/ Los Tlacolorers. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon



Xantolo Mask - The Day of the Dead. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

Xantolo Mask - The Day of the Dead. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

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El Catrin/ The Dandy. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

El Catrin/ The Dandy. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon


Dance of the Corcovi / Korkobi – Viejo mask from The Meseta de Michoacán .Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

Dance of the Corcovi / Korkobi – Viejo mask from The Meseta de Michoacán .Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

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The Dance of the Conquest . Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

The Dance of the Conquest . Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon


Dance of the Parachicos. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

Dance of the Parachicos. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

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Dance of the Negritos. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

Dance of the Negritos. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon


Moors and Christians/Los SantiagosPhoto from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

Moors and Christians/Los SantiagosPhoto from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

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Death in Dances. Pharisee Death Masks from San Bartolo. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

Death in Dances. Pharisee Death Masks from San Bartolo. Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon


Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

Photo from the Collection of Bill LeVasseur, Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum, photographer Leah Feldon

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