Skull candies and “La Catrina” are the two most well-known symbols of the celebration. The butterflies and the bright colors placed on the skull make it more attractive and symbolic. It shows that the skull represents not just death but it also reflects a living and happy tone. (Photo by Liliana Caracoza)

Skull candies and “La Catrina” are the two most well-known symbols of the celebration. The butterflies and the bright colors placed on the skull make it more attractive and symbolic. It shows that the skull represents not just death but it also reflects a living and happy tone. (Photo by Liliana Caracoza)

Alex Stonehill

Alex is a cofounder and editor of The Seattle Globalist. He's a visual journalist whose work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly.  Alex teaches journalism in the University of Washington's Department of Communication and recently directed the documentary film Barzan.

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