Octavio Hoyos

Photographer
     
Cemetery in times of Covid
Location: Mexico City
Nationality: Mexican
Biography: Octavio Hoyos. Mexico City, 1974. Study journalism in the Universidad del Distrito Federal in Mexico City. Start in the photo agency Imagenlatina in the 2000. In 2003 join to the national newspaper Milenio as a staff photographer. Has been... MORE
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Cemetery in times of Covid
Copyright Octavio Hoyos 2022
Updated Feb 2022
Location Valle de Chalco
Topics Arts, Breaking News, Celebrations, Cemetery, Children, Christianity, Community, Covid19, Culture, Culture stories, Documentary, Dying/Death, Editorial, Emotion, Epidemics, Essays, Faith, Family, History, Hope, Journalism, Latin America, Mexico, Pandemic, Pandemics, Parenting & Family, Personal Projects, Photography, Photojournalism, Still life, Texture

Due to the strong increase in infections caused by the Covid19 pandemic in Mexico, in October 2020 the government declared that the traditional Day of the Dead festivities and visits to cemeteries would be cancelled.

Days before the festivity that takes place on November 2, people visited cemeteries such as the Municipal Pantheon of Valle de Chalco in Mexico. As this pantheon is one of those used to bury people who died of covid, relatives went ahead to visit the graves of their dead.

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