2019, Jalisco, Mexico
My grandmother was born in San Felipe de Hijar, Jalisco in 1939. In 2019, we returned to her birthplace and the surrounding towns for the first time since she left. Unfortunately, I have no remaining family in Jalisco, and this essay is the only tie I have back to my family’s ancestral home. Included here are images from my great-grandfather’s ranch in San Felipe de Hijar and in the surrounding towns of Talpa de Allende, Ahuacatlán, San Sebastien del Oeste, Los Guachimontones, Nuevo Vallarta, and more.