This group of photographs was taken in 1966 as La Violencia in Guatemala was increasing. Their historical value is the intimate and authentic slice of life they recorded at that critical juncture 50 years ago. They were taken with a Pentax H1a and just two lenses without benefit of TTL. They were mostly shot on EktachromeX and then miraculously survived a half century of neglect in a cardboard box in a series of garages. I just recently digitized the survivors and share some them here with you.
Itinerant Photographer, Cerro del CarmenDugout Canoe, Lake AtitlanPanajachel Market Indian BoyPanajachel Market, Indian BoyFabric Vendor, Parque AuroraLife in the Barros, Guatemala CityRomanticized Guatemalan LandscapeGuatemala City SchoolgirlsAnyone Home?Volcan Toliman, Lake AtitlanMermaid, Antigua Main PlazaThriving Barrio Business, Guatemala CityTextile Factory, AntiguaTextile Factory, AntiguaBustle of Indigenous CommerceGuatemala City Skyline, 1966Madonna and Child, PanajachelYellow Dress, Cerro del CarmenJoy by Lake AmatitlanSkepticism, Magdalena Milpas Altas