Highland indians in Chichicastenango

Category: Spontaneous Moments

 

Photo and caption by Judith James

I snapped this photo out of a car window as we drove into Chichicastenango. I was excited to see a man in traditional highland indian clothing. Later, upon looking more closely at the captured scene, I noted the body language of the group. It seemed as though some dispute was occurring and the woman were taking sides. The man seemed aloof, overlooking the entire scene. Another woman was giving me a dirty look. The photo also captures the juxtaposition of ancient and modern that I was confronted with in Guatamala: Traditional dress vs. modern shoes, Cobbled street vs. cell phone ads

Location: Chichicastenango, Guatemala

 

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