Sunday, October 30, 2022
Today breakfast was at 7:30 as we are going on a field trip so I did not want to go on a walkabout. By 9:00 a.m. we were in the lobby and then boarding two vans for our journey. That leads to my first opportunity to do what I call "Out the Window" photography. Basically I go to the farthest seat on the sidewalk side of the van in order to set my camera on a high shutter speed and then fire away through the window. Here are the results for the first part of this trip. Please note: I do not edit these Out the Window shots but leave them in their random naturalness (with a few exceptions).
Out the Window Part 1
Then it was time to enter the Museo Estatal de Arte Popular Oaxaca (MEAPO) (State Museum of Popular Art of Oaxaca) in San Bartolo Coyotepec in the state of Oaxaca.
Out the Window Part Two
Our next stop was at Taller Manos Que Ven in San Antonio, the workshop of José García Antonio and Teresita Mendoza.
Next up we visited the Aguilar family of Ocotlán de Morelos, world famous pottery makers who sculpt folk images into wonderful art.
Out the Window Part Three
We stopped for lunch at Amul, a Copal preserve.
Out the Window Part Four
Next we visited the Alebrijes makers Efrain Fuentes and Silvia Gomez in San Martin Tilcatete.
Tonight I decided I needed to buckle down a little in the workshop so I skipped going to dinner and then worked until 1:00 a.m. to make up for lost time.