I am pleased to announce that my photograph taken at the funeral of Monexil Yonel has achieved the 1st Prize in Canson Infinity National Photo Contest in the B&W cathegory. The picture tries to convey the deep sense of pain of the mother Monexil in the final moment of his burial.
Monexil Yonel, alias Tifre The Best, a young Haitian Christian who played in a band rasta.This is a story about his funeral, which included a number of voodoo rituals. His funeral was a mixture of sadness and joy. I was in the cemetery in search of any images related to voodoo, and suddenly a bunch of guys carrying a coffin, while singing rasta tunes. Behind them was the family, with sides of deep sadness and pain. The funeral was a real show,they opened the coffin several times to take the last pictures with him, give him a drink ofrum and, of course, as is normal in a voodoo funeral, to put a salt lick in his hand to ensurethat it could not become a zombie.