Muxelandia

A photographic excerpt from the new book by Maria Elena Valdés and Renata Juárez, which uncovers the world of the Oaxacan "muxes."

Within the small town of Juchitán, located in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca, exists the muxes: a third gender recognized and honored in Zapotec culture since pre-Hispanic times. María Elena Valdés photographed these unique individuals, with styling by Chino Castilla, for the book Muxelandia.

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