Cyanotype and Van Dyke brown printing. 9 x 13 inches
Guatemalan Stories describes the aftermath of a 36-year civil war, the signing of peace accords, and a situation that has become even more violent in “the land of eternal spring”. I combined my individual interviews with public reports of extraordinary efforts by ordinary people to improve human rights.
The protective case is covered in unique fabric manually created by a Mayan woman. In the same tradition, I have hand-applied photographic emulsions to rag paper. A sense of danger is intensified by these dark and shadowy sun-printing techniques.