Untitled 11, from the series La Fosa Común<br><br>
La Fosa Común is a series of photographs that I made with an 8x10 camera in Mexico City’s common grave. Located within the main cemetery and established in 1905, the common grave continues to function today as a burial site for the indigent. I began the project in 2007 with the interest of exploring through photography representations of death in the urban landscape. As I worked, the theme organically broadened to include a more comprehensive investigation of representations of all aspects of the life cycle within the landscape, including life, death, loss and regeneration. The work also celebrates the beauty in life.<br><br>
This project was made possible by a generous 8x10 film grant from Kodak.