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Portfolio - MEXICO. 1992. Oaxaca
David Alan Harvey
At one time a mesoamerican center whose cultures rivaled those of the better known Maya and Aztec, Oaxaca is now among Mexico's poorest states. The Zapotec, one of the largest and most powerful groups in pre-Hispanic times, once dominated the Oaxaca Valley. The Zapotec people possessed a calendar system and written language and raised the hilltop city of Monte Alban, which reached its apex about A.D. 650, only to be mysteriously abandoned shortly thereafter.

In a land the size of Indiana, 14 indigenous languages and 90 different dialects are spoken. The Zapotec, Mixtec, Chatino, Trique, Mixe...

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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Puerto Escondido. 1992. Young girl with boyfriend...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. 1992. The restored city center.
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Mixe region. 1992. Farmer outside his home.
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. San Mateo del mar. 1992. Woman on salt flats....
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Tlaxioca. 1992. Young boys celebrate at carnival....
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MEXICO. Chicahuaxtla. Trique region. 1992. Young Indian boy inside...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Mixe region. 1992. Children play, natural spring...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Teposcolula. 1992. Band plays in procession during...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Tlaxiaco. 1992. Father and daughter await ride...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. San Mateo del mar. 1992. Community leaders meet...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Juchitan. 1992. Young girl and family await christening....
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Mixtec region. 1992. Farmer defendeds land against...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Mixtec region. 1992. Peasants protest by sleeping...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. 1992. Woman grieves over death of husband in...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. 1992. Woman grieves over death of husband in...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Chacahua. 1992. Son of a fisherman in the moonlight....
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Chacahua. 1992. Pentecostal church, members largely...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Mixtec region. 1992. Band warms up for arrival...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Juchitan. 1992. Local women sell tortillas on...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Zapotec. 1992. Easter ceremony.
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Mixe region. 1992. Farmer outside his home.
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. 1992. Man plays saxophone, preparing for Easter...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Mixtec region. 1992. Women lay flowers on graves...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Mixtec region. 1992. Easter procession.
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. 1992. Local official at civil wedding ceremony....
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. 1992. Young girl on her way to wedding.
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. San Andres Huayapan. 1992. Locals gather for...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Mixe region. 1992. Local men play in band.
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Puerto Escondido. 1992. Young girl on beach with...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. 1992. Blood sacrifice involving chicken.
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. 1992. Wedding ceremony.
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Tlaxiaco. 1992. Local street in center of town....
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Juchitan. 1992. Local women sell tortillas on...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Mixe region. 1992. Music professor and pupil...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Tlaxiaco. 1992. Father and daughter await ride...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. 1992. Spanish church.
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Mixe region. 1992. Residents gather at small...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Mixtec region. 1992. Easter celebration.
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. San Mateo del Mar. 1992 Coastal fisherman Margarito...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Chacahua. 1992. Family of African descent at...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Chacahua. 1992. Pentecostal church, members largely...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. 1992. Girls in decorative masks on Easter.
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Chacahua. 1992. Owner of beach restaurant.
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Mixtec region. 1992. Rogelio Martinez, farmer,...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. Mixtec region. 1992. Farmer defends land against...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. 1992. Young boy outside of family farm, at twilight....
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. 1992. Woman and dog on the streets of Oaxaca...
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MEXICO. Oaxaca. 1992. Easter observers in Oaxaca church.
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