Mara Sanchez Renero's photo series "The Cimarron and Fandango" captures the Afro-Mexican people of the Costa Chica region, a remote area in southern Mexico.
The dance of the devils is a traditional dance from the Costa Chica area, with roots in African customs.
Sanchez Renero also has included symbolic images in her series. She said this photo is meant to represent the clash of civilizations in the region.
This image shows Bucho, a fisherman, musician and instructor of traditional dance.
"I'm a bit a scientific in the way I wanted to create," Sanchez Renero said. "I'm very visual. I like to work with my hands."
This photo captures Roberto Jr. as "El Cimarron." In Spanish, "cimarron" refers to an animal that escapes its master to find freedom in the wild.
In this photo, Sanchez Renero sought to reflect the freedom and liberty of the Afro-Mexicans.
This photo of Briesy points to Afro-Mexicans' involvement in domestic work. Other photos show how they've made their mark on other industries in the region, including fishing and animal husbandry.
The Costa Chica region of Mexico, which lies on the Pacific coast, is home to many of the country's Afro-Mexicans.
Sanchez Renero said this photo of Yeni is meant to represent emancipation.
Many Afro-Mexicans worked in animal husbandry and were called cowboys, Sanchez Renero said.
The fire in this photo represents knowledge of tradition and identity, and the blindfold represents lack of awareness, Sanchez Renero said. "Women are the ones who transmit identity and traditions," she said. "There is some blindness with the women -- to not be aware of their own work, their own place, their own history."
"This image evokes a fusion between nature and humanity," Sanchez Renero said.
This image shows the Toro de Petate, a tradition from the Costa Chica region.
The photo series has been exhibited in Paris and Geneva, Switzerland.