Maggie Steber@maggiesteber

Guggenheim Fellow 2017-2018, NatGeo Photographer, VII Photo Agency, Leica Ambassador/LHSA, Leicaakademieusa ❤️

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Maggie Steber

Photo by Maggie Steber. The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma. A Conversation of the Heart. @natgeoimagecollection @viiphoto @leicacamerausa @natgeo @guggfellows #etla #oaxaca #mexico #viiphoto #leicacamerausa #secretgarden


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Photo by Maggie Steber. The beautiful Tatiana Mora Liautaud @tatianamoraliautaud with flowers in Oaxaca, Mexico during my day of the dead mystery workshop. @photoxpeditions @viiphoto @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @leicacamerausa @guggfellows #secretgarden #oaxaca #mexico #mystery.


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Photo by Maggie Steber. The beautiful Jenna Mulhall-Brereton from my mystery workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico during the day of the dead celebrations. @jenna_mulhall_brereton @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @leicacamerausa @photoxpeditions @viiphoto @guggfellows #oaxaca #mexico #dayofthedead #mystery


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Photo by Maggie Steber. Portrait of Eleonore Simon in Oaxaca, Mexico. She is beautiful and a very lovely person inside as well. Magic happens in my mystery workshop during Day of the Dead holiday. @eleonoresimon @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @leicaakademieusa @leicacamerausa @photoxpeditions @viiphoto @guggfellows #oaxaca #mexico #portraitphotography


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Photo by Maggie Steber. The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma. What is Real and What is Not. @natgeoimagecollection @natgeo @viiphoto @leicaakademieusa @leicacamerausa #etla #oaxaca #secretgarden #lilylapalma


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Video by Maggie Steber. Candles burn on gravesite during day of the dead in the historic Atzompa, Oaxaca cemetery. #dayofthedead #mexico #oaxaca @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @viiphoto


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Photo by Maggie Steber. In the historic cemetery of the town of Atzompa, Mexico a young woman lights a candle to a loved one after cleaning and decorating the gravesite with traditional cempasuchils, known as the Flor de Muertos, during Mexico's day of the dead celebration is November 1. In another part of the cemetery a man sleeps off the effects of mezcal. On this national holiday families all over Mexico sit around the cleaned and decorated gravesites lighting candles, burning copal and drinking mezcal as they share stories about loved ones who have passed. The idea is to visit the souls of their ancestors and encourage them on their journeys. They also remember them by cooking and eating food favored by the deceased and building altars called ofrendas in their homes. Family members share Mescal and coffee as they sing or play instruments until the sun comes up and shoots across the cemetery and then pack up and go home to continue celebrations of the spirits who have passed. Day of the dead is celebrated from October 31 through November 2. The cemetery in this small town of Atzompa is one of the loveliest in the state of Oaxaca. Celebrations continue with festivals and people painting their faces and dressing in costumes to dance and march to multiple parades. Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to a festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. @photoxpeditions @viiphoto @leicacamerausa @natgeoimagecollection #dayofthedead #mexico #atzompa #family #tradition #photoxpeditions


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Mystery workshop with @maggiesteber in #oaxaca Day of the Dead celebration. I ask participants to open their hearts and their minds and take risks. The workshop is the time to play and take chances and give yourself permission to be wild at heart. So I always start out by taking a risk and being wild at heart and showing them how really wonderful and interesting it can be. It's amazing what can happen. Our students are making wonderful and very surprising work this week. A great class!!!🌟#photoxpeditions #mexico #diadelosmuertos - Photo: @tatianamoraliautaud


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Photo by Maggie Steber. The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma: The Dead Lizards Army, Sentries of the Garden. The youngest warriors have a nap. (All lizards died of natural causes.😔). @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @leicaakademieusa @leicacamerausa @guggfellows #lizards #secretgarden #lilylapalma


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Photo by Maggie Steber. The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma: The Dead Lizards Army, Sentries of the Garden. The youngest warriors at play. (All Lizards died from natural causes😔) @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @leicaakademieusa @leicacamerausa @viiphoto @guggfellows2017 #lizards #secretgarden #lilylapalma #leicacamerausa


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Photos by Maggie Steber. A change of pace. Two of my favorite colors. #purple #agua #abstract #changeofpace #timeforabreak


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Photo by Maggie Steber. The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma. Flora from the Garden. @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @viiphoto @leicaakademieusa @leicacamerausa #flora #secretgarden #lililapalma #leicaphotography


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