Artist’s statement: This is the front door and porch/sitting area of an off-the-grid home in the mountains of Juluchuca Mexico. The concrete building houses the sleeping areas for the family; everything else is outside, including the bathroom and the kitchen. They live off the land, growing fruits and vegetables and coffee, and raising chickens, goats, and pigs. The only thing they go into town for is sugar. My husband and I spent an afternoon with the family and they cooked and shared a traditional meal with us. It was the first time I ate goat.
Mitzi McMahon lives in Wisconsin, near Lake Michigan, where she writes fiction and chases the light, camera in hand. Her fiction has appeared in over two dozen publications including The Bitter Oleander, The Summerset Review, The Santa Fe Literary Review, and Hawai’i Pacific Review. This is her first published photography work. She holds a BA in Business.