Photography excels at capturing contrasts—between dark and light, shadow and bright, death and life.
This was a contrast that shouted death, where there should have been life.
The contrast couldn’t have been more stark. A tiny marker for a child’s grave, alone on a cold New Mexico morning, brilliant white snow and bright light overwhelming the dark shadow it cast. A morning devoted to mourning, for a lost soul alone in the snow, in Seco. ♣
La Santisima Trinidad, a mission church in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico, painted in oil on canvas (22×28”), by Jann Alexander © 2012. More photographs and paintings from my Mission: Mexico series are here.