Oaxaca Teens, 1992

Photographs of early ’90s life in Oaxaca by David Alan Harvey. Oaxaca is the most ethnically complex state in Mexico (with Zapotec, Mixtec, Chatino, Trique, Mixe groups and 14 different dialects spoken) and is also now among the poorest. Above, teens gathering turtle eggs on the beach.

Above, father and daughter wait for migrant work.

Above, outside a church.

Above, father and daughter, still waiting.

Above and below, students of The Mille Region Music School.

Above, a young Chicahuaxtlan in a restaurant.

A blood sacrifice involving a chicken.