I’m excited to share that I’ll be assisting Phil Borges in the upcoming Julia Dean travel workshop in Antigua, Guatemala next January (2012). The workshop is called Environmental Portraiture and the Personal Project. From what I have been able to see about Phil’s work and what I know about Antigua, I anticipate a pretty exciting workshop and awesome image making. These are a few images I made in Antigua when we were preparing this workshop with Julia Dean and Brandon Ganon.
Photo: Guatemala faces many social problems and is among the ten poorest countries in Latin America. The distribution of income remains highly unequal with more than half of the population below the national poverty line. Indigenous people strive to make a living and provide for their families. Women in Antigua, Guatemala, resort to micro-lending to develop their business selling hand made craft, which are both a source of income and a way to preserve their culture and heritage from generation to generation. By: Martin Herrera Soler.