Our Culture is Our Resistance Repression, Refuge and Healing in Guatemala
This project and book intends to shed light on the recent history of Guatemala when tens of thousands of primarily indigenous-Mayan people were uprooted and terrorized during their country’s protracted internal armed conflict, with over 200,000 killed or disappeared. It speaks of the repression and genocide that took place in the 1980’s, the resistance and survival of Mayan communities, and the work for truth, justice and reconciliation being carried out today. These images reveal stories of life and death, of hope and despair, and of struggles for survival, respect and historical memory.
The beauty and strength of the photographs and accompanying texts not only eloquently document and preserve the faces and events associated with this land, but also draw viewers into understanding the humanity and dignity of these people, together with the photographer’s vision of them.