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Portrait of an Artist – ‘Dia de los Muertos’ – Challenge

Welcome to our second Portrait of an Artist Challenge. The theme of this challenge is ‘Día de los Muertos’. The main objective being to recreate through a portrait or self portrait, your interpretation of the Mexican tradition of Día de Muertos, which is celebrated on November 2nd. No Halloween allusions, please.  I think of this challenge as  a great opportunity to look into the difference of those two celebrations and get to know a little more about a very meaningful and beautiful tradition.

Please read the following instructions. The images that do not comply to this guidelines will not be considered:

All submissions must be posted ONLY to our specific Portrait of an Artist Flickr Challenge group – link here. Not to any other group from TheAppWhisperer. You will be able to add them to any other group of your choice after the challenge is over and the showcase presented.

Be curious, creative and original.

We are looking for international interpretations of this particular subject.

Dates for submission are from 28th October 2016 through 18th November 2016.

Please use this hashtag #DiaDeMuertos so we can identify images more easily submitted to this challenge.

Here is a link with details about this celebration:

You may also enjoy this fabulous Photo Essay by Gina Costa representing this theme.

Ileana Mont Born in Mexico City, Ileana is a professional in graphic communications and advertising. She studied in San Diego, CA. in the United States and later on she returned to Mexico City where she worked as a copywriter, graphic designer and creative director for several advertising agencies, until she realized she had a more artistic calling and a very strong feeling for painting and photography. She learned about painting techniques with Mexican artist Irma Grizá and engaged in developing and combining her photography and computer graphics skills through her visual expression. She is now an independent visual artist and photographer and has been featured in some important blogs about mobile art and photography. Ileana enjoys looking for the beauty out of ordinary things and the special things of our everyday lives.