Portrait of Humanity / © Ric Kokotovich

© Ric Kokotovich

Doña Mechita, Mexico

Doña Mechita is almost 90 years old and lives in a tiny house. For a few months every year her floor and ceiling are covered in turkey piñatas, which she’s been making for over 35 years. Doña started doing these for Christmas originally but since there is a growing expat community of Americans living in Mérida she now gets requests for Thanksgiving too.