Heart and soul

I have been photographing female universes of indigenous Mexican women in their rural communities for many years.

Their daily tasks are strenuous and long. Many of them have a poor or null school education. However they are great craftswomen,seamstresses, embroiderers and cooks, they even know throughly, herbs, plants and other natural remedies to cure their families for they don´t have the resources to pay for a hospital.

With this body of work i want to pay tribute to this valuable women who are the heart of their communities and the soul of my country.

© Margarita Adalid - Gigglings. Amatenango Del Valle, Chiapas
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Gigglings. Amatenango Del Valle, Chiapas

© Margarita Adalid - Portrait of a chiapanecan woman. Amatenango Del Valle, Chiapas, Mexico
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Portrait of a chiapanecan woman. Amatenango Del Valle, Chiapas, Mexico

© Margarita Adalid - Long way home, Barrancas del Cobre
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Long way home, Barrancas del Cobre

© Margarita Adalid - Customist image, Barrancas del cobre, Chihuahua, Mexico
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Customist image, Barrancas del cobre, Chihuahua, Mexico

© Margarita Adalid - Customist scene, Barrancas del Cobre
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Customist scene, Barrancas del Cobre

© Margarita Adalid - Enaguas line. Barrancas del cobre, Chihuahua, Mexico
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Enaguas line. Barrancas del cobre, Chihuahua, Mexico

© Margarita Adalid - Raramuri girl . Barrancas del cobre, Chihuahua, Mexico
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Raramuri girl . Barrancas del cobre, Chihuahua, Mexico

© Margarita Adalid - A toast to my deceased . Malinalco, Mexico
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A toast to my deceased . Malinalco, Mexico