50/50: Ecuador

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Every year during the latter half of the month of June several major festivals are held in the Otavalo region of the country. I planned a trip to coincide with these events to work on my long-term project about ritual, and one afternoon I was traveling in a remote region of the district in search of festivities when I came across this scene. The entire small village was in the midst of a raucous ceremony that included music, dance and copious amounts of local brew in preparation for the ritual sacrifice of this hanging fowl.

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