Luvia Lazo


Born 1990, Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico

Luvia Lazo is a Zapotec photographer, textile and art lover from Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca. Photography is her way of portraying the worlds to which she belongs. Her work aims to capture reality from the perspective of the contemporary Zapotec woman, creating a constellation of images through time and spaces in the state of Oaxaca, documenting the generational gaps and the transformation of identities across ages. From the older women who still braid their hair on a daily basis, to the new generations that challenge and question traditional gender roles that custom dictates. She is a recipient of the Jóvenes Creadores grant of the FONCA 2020 (National Fund for the Culture of the Arts, Mexico) and works in an international textile company as the production manager, coordinating and collaborating with more than 200 women from different villages in the state.

Asuncion Gutierrez, 66 years old, Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca. Asuncion is making tamales for the altar of the day of the dead. The traditional tamales, only made in Teotitlan del Valle, use corn dough and are folded with corn leaves.