Friday, March 27, 2009

Amnesia#3 Zapata

Emiliano Zapata was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution who defended the poor and indigenous people. Zapata has in the last few decades been recast as a quasi-religious icon as well, mostly within the "Zapatista"(EZLN/Mayan) communities, where he is called "Votán Zapata". Below is a EZLN Woman soldier wearing the Infamous red bandanna, the orange/yellow flowers and smoke are part of a "Dia De Los Muertos" to evoke dead souls.

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