Panteón Jardín de México Featured

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Sep 01, 2007
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Family Mausoleum, Panteón Jardín de México, México City 2007. Family Mausoleum, Panteón Jardín de México, México City 2007. ©

Panteón Jardín, a modern multi-faith cemetery built in the 1930s and is a prime example of how the social rituals that exist in the spaces of the living are reflected through the spatiality and location of the dead.

The cemetery houses some of the richest, poorest and many famous members of Mexican society and contemporary elite such as actors, musicians, politicians and members of the upper-classes, occupying the same landscape, at times subdivided according to their membership and status. The land for the cemetery was initially owned privately and even though it is managed by the local authority, it is still regarded as a private cemetery (open to the public). Tall grand monuments house its multi-faith inner compartments (cemeteries within a cemetery). Different burial concessions have been established within a Christian landscape, including a space for Jewish burial, an enclosure for Mexican actors, for musicians and other cooperatives and social groups that have hired spaces in the cemetery for its members.

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Marcel Reyes - Cortez

Marcel Reyes - Cortez is a Visual Anthropologist living and working in London.

As a visual anthropologist and artist, Marcel’s current research explores the fusion between photographic practice and academic research in an attempt to promote and enrich the collaboration and exchange between them.

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