One Picture Book #57.
Photographs by Eduardo Del Valle and Mirta Gomez.
Nazraeli Press, Portland, 2009. 16 pp., 12 color illustrations, 5½x7¼".
Our sixth book by Eduardo del Valle & Mirta Gómez, En Vista takes us on a rare and astonishing journey into the transformation of the human form after death. In the rural cemeteries of Yucatán, Mexico the dead are not normally embalmed before burial. Typically, the remains are unearthed after three years in the ground and transferred to an ossuary or makeshift container for all eternity and for all to view. En Vista offers a strikingly beautiful and memorable selection of 14 color reproductions and one original type-c print from an original negative. The book opens with an insightful excerpt from The Labyrinth of Solitude by Octavio Paz. Limited quantities at this price.