Wednesday, January 14, 2015

New Photographs from Santiago Atitlán

In the coming weeks, I'll be sharing some of my new photographs from Guatemala, with several people shots coming from the lakeside village of Santiago Atitlán, home to a thriving Sunday market and the mysterious idol, Maximon (pronounced mash - ee - moan).  More on the Maxion in an upcoming post.

In many of the villages of Guatemala, it is unusual to see men dressed in native clothing. While women more often maintain traditional dress, men have discovered that western clothing is cheaper and easier. Not so, in Santiago.  Most men proudly wear cowboy hats, brightly colored shirts of native cloth, and short pants of traditional design.

The man below was enjoying a Pepsi in the busy market.

The man has lots of character in his face which works well in a cropped version in color.

Be watching for more photographs from Guatemala in the next few days.

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