One of the most important carriers of a folk saints’ tradition is the iconography that attends it. The striking iconography associated with Most Holy Death has been one of the major factors in the growth, and alienation, of this unique and passionate devotional practice.
The following slideshows contain photographs taken by Fabiola Chesnut during research for Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint.
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The pictures below come from an afternoon at Dona Queta’s shrine in Tepito: