We had the pleasure of having accomplished Washington, D.C. photographer Nick Eckert with us on the 2011 Day of the Dead Photo Expedition. [We are now planning the 2012 expedition. Send me an email if you want to get on the notification list.]
Here are Nick’s Flickr shots of sand sculptures. These installations are painstakingly assembled by artists and artisans. They are hand-painted and colored and can take more than a day to build. In Oaxaca City, the sculptures were displayed at the plaza next to the Basilica de Soledad. They lined the street leading to the old cemetery in Xoxocotlan.
Nick also has a YouTube Channel named maskirovka77 where you can see all his videos. Here are a couple to whet your appetite.
After the workshop, Nick went to Mexico City where he photographed the famed murals by Diego Rivera.