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Heart Song
Photograph by Pablo Corral Vega

Diana Elena Ukaski embraces Carlos Alcón—her "soul mate and life's love"—during an evening of food, wine, close friends, and tango. European immigrants, freed African slaves, and gauchos created the dance and music that would become the tango in Buenos Aires around the 1880s. "For us dancing is as natural as breathing," she says. "While we dance, we leave behind sorrows, humiliation, pain. Tango is my revenge on life. It is like being reborn."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS-1
Film Type: Kodachorme 200
Lens: 28mm f /1.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/8 @ f/1.8
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: 5 a.m.
Lighting Techniques: Combination of available light and flash
Special Equipment or Comments: I had a flash on the camera and a remote flash.


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