Ken Riddick Riddick travel photography

A young Mexican man sits among the ancient graves of his forbearers in preparation for the night's celebration of Dia de los Muertos at a small Xoxocotlán, Oaxaca, cemetery.
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Personal background

I was born in Beaumont, Texas, and raised in the Dallas suburb of Richardson. I studied journalism, Spanish and advertising at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, earning a Bachelor of Journalism degree. I completed more than 30 credit hours of Spanish, including several conversational courses. Though not as fluent as I once was, I still have a good working knowledge of the language.

Catherine, my wife of 27 years, is an educator and journalist.

The Spanish language and Mexican culture continue to be among our main interests. Catherine and I have traveled extensively for both business and pleasure and have lived in many cities across the United States.

We travel primarily to the southwestern United States and Mexico where we collect Native American and Mexican folk art. Much of our collection derives from the festival of Diá de los Muertos, and one of our several trips to Mexico was to celebrate and photograph the Day of the Dead in Oaxaca.

When I have free time, I Scuba dive and study the marine environment. I was certified to dive in 1979 and have subsequently achieved several advanced ratings and amassed hundreds of hours diving and photographing sea life.

I also took up guitar a few years ago, fulfilling a childhood dream. Now I also enjoy learning the songs of my favorite songwriters and getting together to play with musical friends and family.

Please don't hesitate to contact me.

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