Untitled 5, from the series La Fosa Común
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.
This project was made possible by a generous 8x10 film grant from Kodak.