Crown Dancers - Jan Butchofsky
IMAGE BACKSTORY: The Crown Dancers bless the maiden before the first dance during the Coming of age Ceremony at the Mescalero Apache tribal lands in southern New Mexico. ©Jan Butchofsky.
PRINT RUN: Edition of 10 at 11” x 14” | Edition of 5 at 16” x 20” | Edition of 3 at 30” x 40”
PRINT DETAILS: Each limited edition print is custom crafted by master printer Mark Berndt and printed on Epson Hot Press Natural paper. Framed images are float-mounted inside an elegant and simple black frame.
A long-time resident of Southern New Mexico and the homelands of the Mescalero Apache, Jan was an invited guest of the family asked to witness the Coming of Age Ceremony of two maidens during two separate celebrations. She was honored to bear witness with her camera to these sacred and very private preparations and ceremonies.
Jan is an award-winning photographer specializing in travel and culture. Her photography embodies a sense of spontaneity and careful attention to detail. Her photographs get to the heart of the matter, transforming events and situations into revelations, images that you can feel.