For me, it’s always been about the people. Traveling allows me to meet those who live in other countries, who have differing customs, who look different, and who hold a perspective that may enrich my own. We are all human, we all have a story, and many times the same things bring us joy. Much about a person can be seen (or at least imagined) by peering into their faces.
Guatemala is a beautiful country filled with even more beautiful people. During my journey of 5 months through Guatemala, I got the opportunity to photograph some of the (indigenous) people there. Sometime at a local market, at their homes, on the street, or in a cafe. To all people, I asked if I could take their picture. I asked about their day and if they could show me some of their work. Some smiling, some serious, some displaying their craft but each and every one of them proud. Proud of their work, proud to share their culture, proud to be Maya.