Debbie Fleming Caffery

Since my time and projects have largely centered on ancient Mesoamerica, I thought it would provide an interesting juxtaposition to catalog some contemporary work from Mexico. In her book The Spirit & The Flesh, Debbie Fleming Caffery captures the timeless mystery of Mexico. Mostly shot in the mid 90’s she shot in a brothel and around a small northeastern Mexican town. Of this period she has said, “I felt incredibly comfortable in a culture rich in celebrations of religious feasts, with strong, independent, highly emotional people, much like the people I grew up with in southwest Louisiana. Symbols of heaven and hell were dominant, both in the church environment as well as the cantina. The brothel brought new elements into my work: secrets, sensual needs, desire, and often unexpected love.” (from her website here)

I have added 20 images to SCAD‘s Digital Image Database from this body of work. These are available to the SCAD community.

Sacred Heart, Debbie Fleming Caffery, 1997

Sacred Heart, Debbie Fleming Caffery, 1997

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