Mixing documentary and built Mise en scène techniques, Family from the Mist is a photographic series about an indigenous family that lives deep in the Mexican mountains of Oaxaca.

A magical atmosphere is generated by the mist. This magic is also sustained by the presence of musical elements, very common in the Mixe culture to which they belong. The new generation shares a lot of activities with their grandparents. Even though they dress in a more modern way, they still share in a very subtle way, their colors and textures.

Marlen writes a whatsapp message on a smartphone — but using her native language in a timeless landscape. Her grandmother stands before a cave where she was born. Honorato, the grandfather plays the violin next to his creations, since he built his house with his own hands, and also he built his first violin.

This is Family from the Mist.

— Shandor Barcs

This project was featured in Tokyo International Photo Festival Competition, and in the Mexican Photo Magazine CUARTOSCURO. Supported by the National Fund for Culture and Arts, and the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs. (Mexico)