The Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), recently declared by UNESCO as an “oral and intangible cultural heritage of humanity,” is one of Mexico’s most cherished traditions. When the souls of the departed return their family speak quietly with them at graves adorned with offerings of food, candies, liquor, cigarettes, everything their dead enjoyed while alive.
Multi media documentary by Enrico Martino, www.enricomartino.com
Enrico Martino, a free-lance photojournalist based in Italy, contributed for many years to the main Italian magazines, following political and social events in Italy, Europe, Middle and Far East, Africa, USA and Latin America covering social and politic reportages. In the last years he specialized in travel photo and texts reportages. His work is characterized from a special focus on Latin America and Mexico. He is also member of the portal online of Latin American photographers Nuestra Mirada. The yearly collaboration with the magazine Meridiani, for which has realized nearly one hundred reportages, has allowed him to develop cultural and social reportages that are the focus of his professional and personal research. His work has been published in many Italian and European magazines: Meridiani, D-Repubblica, Epoca, Espresso, Panorama, Elle, Marie Claire, Europeo, Sette, Focus, Panorama Travel, In Viaggio, Airone, Atlante, Condé Nast Traveller, Tuttoturismo, Gente Viaggi, Merian, Altair, Courier International Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Jeune Afrique, Rutas del Mundo,. He realized also some multidisciplinary projects focused on cities social problema, in Mexico City in collaboration with Mexican Caritas and in Turin with CNEL.