Photographer Franklin Reyes: 1975 – 2014

In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Divaldo Aguiar, who plays the part of Pachencho, lies inside a mock coffin as villagers splash rum into Aguiar’s mouth during the Burial of Pachencho celebration at a cemetery in Santiago de Las Vegas, Cuba. The bash kicked off Wednesday with the slow procession to the local cemetery. PallbearersContinue reading “Photographer Franklin Reyes: 1975 – 2014”

In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Divaldo Aguiar, who plays the part of Pachencho, lies inside a mock coffin as villagers splash rum into Aguiar’s mouth during the Burial of Pachencho celebration at a cemetery in Santiago de Las Vegas, Cuba. The bash kicked off Wednesday with the slow procession to the local cemetery. Pallbearers carried the coffin of “Pachencho,” who’s known the other 364 days of the year as Divaldo Aguiar, to an open grave and used ropes to lower it six feet under. The tradition was born on Feb. 5, 1984, when residents got the idea of putting on a mock burial to mark the end of local carnival season. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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