Wake up on Volcano Pacaya

I was supposed to leave at 11am Sunday from the market at Chichi to drive back to Antigua, where an outfitter (Old Town Outfitters in Antigua) was going to take me on an overnight to the volcano Pacaya. Pacaya is in a state of...

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Market at Chichi

The Guatemalan highlands, including Chichi, were ground zero in the decades long war among the government and rebels that really only recently ended. In many of these villages, dozens, even hundreds of villagers were gunned down...

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Chichi Cemetary

I got up well before sunrise to make the 2-3 hour drive to Chichi to photograph the market again. It is just too colorful to pass up, and I now have some concepts in mind. The drive is headache inducing, again, but I get there...

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Sam Juan and Antigua

Today was a bit of a disappointment. San Juan is known as a town with many Fair Trade cooperatives – for artisans, as well as coffee growers. I had hoped to photograph some of the cooperatives as well as a Fair Trade...

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Market Day in Solola

I spent the night in Pana and then got up at dawn to photograph the market in Solola. It is largely a market for locals, without too many tourists. Unfortunately for me, the early morning clouds quickly dispersed, leaving me...

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