My first camera was garbage. .... I literally found it in the trash. I was an adolescent living in my hometown of San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala.
Photographs not only capture a moment, they tell a story. They can also have a concrete impact on people's lives. In San Lucas I l discovered that through my photos people learned about our community, our way of life, and were able to connect with the people of San Lucas. My photos were taken to the States and put on websites in order to have that story reach a broader audience. This translated into more individuals connecting with, visiting, and supporting the Mission's work. Just as important, my photos of the Mayan community, whose way of life and traditional dress is slowly fading away in the face of globalization, is a living history of an ancient way of life.
However what I brought into the classroom and continue to carry is a passion for photo