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This group of photographs was taken during a brief visit to the Ocotlan, Oaxaca, market in 1966. They were shot with TriX and a Pentax H1a. In those days black and white gave one much more creative control than color slides, and was affordable. Only a few of this group managed to survive a half century of neglect. The pensive woman in the middle has always epitomized for me the fact that human dignity knows no income, wealth or social status.
Ocotlan Market 1966The CoinYoung Zapotec WomanDignity Knows no IncomeTurkey Lady