African by Legacy, Mexican by Birth

Photographer Ayana Vellissia Jackson and poet/writer Marco Villalobos both realized they shared a strong interest in the African-rooted communities in Latin America. See their collaboration here.

1. 121 01 African by Legacy

We Wait for Dawn - Tlacotalpan, Veracruz 2005


2. 121 02 African by Legacy

Cities Hold Hands in Their Sleep - Tlacotalpan, Veracruz 2005

3. 121 03 African by Legacy

I Count the Tongues We Speak and the Words We Share - Tlacotalpan, Veracruz 2005

4. 121 04 African by Legacy

Color of My Mother - Tlacotalpan, Veracruz 2005

5. 121 05 African by Legacy

Perfect Heaven - Tlacotalpan, Veracruz 2005

6. 121 06 African by Legacy

The Breezes I Count as Whispers - Tlacotalpan, Veracruz 2005

7. 121 07 African by Legacy

Three Generations and a Saint - Tlacotalpan, Veracruz 2005

8. 121 08 African by Legacy

Cutting Wood, I imagine Fire - Tlacotalpan, Veracruz 2005

9. 121 09 African by Legacy

I Count the Branches of Families that Rise from these Roots - Tlacotalpan, Veracruz 2005

10. 121 10 African by Legacy

Leaves, Branches, Roots - Tlacotalpan, Veracruz 2005

11. 121 11 African by Legacy

Voice Filled with Light - Tlacotalpan, Veracruz 2005

12. 121 12 African by Legacy

Memory of Families - Tlacotalpan, Veracruz 2005

13. 121 13 African by Legacy

The Ascension of Our Lady of Spring - Tlacotalpan, Veracruz 2005

14. 121 14 African by Legacy

Great Joy in the City - Tlacotalpan, Veracruz 2005

15. 121 15 African by Legacy

I Count the Shades of Our Skin and Measure the Shapes of Our Faces and Count the Hemispheres - Tlacotalpan, Veracruz 2005