Retrato de mujer Comcáac durante la celebración del Año Nuevo que se celebra cada año el 1 de julio en la comunidad nativa de Punta Chueca, a cien kilómetros de la ciudad de Hermosillo, capital de Sonora, en el noroeste de México (2012).
Portrait of Comcáac woman during the celebration of the New Year that is celebrated on July 1 in the native community of Punta Chueca, 100 kilometers from the city of Hermosillo, capital of Sonora, in northwestern Mexico (2012).
Comcáac New Year is celebrated every year on July 1, in the middle of the desert summer. The celebration is rooted in the ancestral legend, which tells that at the beginning of time, a male loggerhead swam to the bottom of the sea and extracted a piece of sand dust between his nails and released it to the sea surface, giving birth to the creation of the world.
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The collaborators of the instagram account Everyday La Frontera document life and movement around international borders, with the hope that these images can help change the conversation around borders by showing the complexities of people in their daily lives. The project focuses on the line between Mexico and the United States, although it also documents the contrasts of different regions from South and North Americas. The project was created in 2015 and creates a much needed alternative discourse to how traditional media portrays the border. The following photographs document the spaces of the border regions in their complexity and diversity.
Alonso Castillo is a freelance photographer, Ph.D. candidate in Social Sciences at the University of Sonora, and the founder of “@everydaylafrontera: documenting daily life at the border.”