Photographs for NONAGON FOR THE DEAD WHO ARE RISING: “Jornada del Muerto” (c) Quintan Ana Wikswo // November 24, 2016 /// from OUT HERE DEATH IS NO BIG DEAL. This polaroid series created during a ritual walk for Thanksgiving Day, along the Jornado del Muerto (Journey of the Dead Man) desert of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro: the genocidal road of the Spanish conquistadors, the site of the explosion of Trinity (the plutonium infusion fission nuclear bomb), and the American Indian Wars against the Apache and other Native Nations. The bones depicted in these photographs are of the skulls of cows left chained to fence posts. The photographs are made with vintage Polaroid cameras using homemade mica filters from the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro desert. Thanks to the Creative Capital fellowship and the Theo Westenberger Estate.