Peru Mestizo, is a photographic documentation of the most importante Mestizo celebrations in the central high Andes of Peru. Understanding the Mestizo culture as the post colonial mixture of culture between in Spanish and Andean traditions. The Santiago celebrations take place around the month of September. Celebrations can last 3 days of parties, ritual, dance and music. They way they carry out the festivities variates from town to town, also depending on the wealth of the family. From the early 6am meals till the endless celebrations, the Palacios family takes us on a color full journeys of traditions.
This is the community of Masma in the province of Huancayo in Junin.