Dancer Press Presents

A Trail of Marvels: A Memoir of Mexico and Days of the Dead

Now Available

Over a career spanning more than 50 years, Geoff Winningham has created a series of original books, combining his photography with his own original writing or appropriated text.  In the process, he has explored and documented a wide range of social, cultural, geographical, and historical phenonema. The subjects of his work have ranged from professional wrestling, destruction derbies, and high school football to vernacular architecture and the landscape of the Gulf Coast of Texas and Mexico.


A Trail of Marvels: A Memoir of Mexico and Days of the Dead is an artfully structured narrative of  Winningham’s most important project to date. It is at once a visual documentation and a learned guide to the history and the continuing traditions of the Day of the Dead. This photography book on the Day of the Dead (Dio de Los Muertos) is also a personal memoir of his travels over the past 30 years to photograph that event, and a love poem to the people of Mexico, who welcomed him as he traveled.

Order your copy now

of the first edition of A Trail of Marvels: A Memoir of Mexico and Days of the Dead,

257 photographs and narrative text by Geoff Winningham

Designed by Katy Homans

Original maps by Adrian Kitzinger

Signed copies #26-#400: $120.00

(includes shipping within the USA)

Deluxe Edition, signed copies #1-#25 include 

a signed original photograph by Geoff Winningham: $500.00

(includes shipping within the USA)

“By rejoining the human for one day in November, the dead remind us that the two worlds—heaven and earth—are inevitably joined.”
Richard Rodriguez, from A Trail of Marvels

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Trail of Marvels Book Cover