Marcey Jacobson, a self-taught photographer from New
York City who spent decades in the southern Mexican highlands
documenting the lives of the indigenous Indian peoples, died on July 26
in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico, in the state of Chiapas. She was
Ms. Jacobson was eking out a living in New York
City doing mechanical drafting when she first visited San Cristóbal in
1956, intending only a short stay. Instead she found a place she called
"the solution to everything," and, with her companion, Janet Marren, a
painter, settled there for the rest of her life.
Read Jacobson's obituary in The New York Times.