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Humanitarian Photography in Guatemala

This week I have been shooting photos of women weavers in Guatemala,  for an organisation called Vision Guatemala, a grass roots NGO that provides micro finance and support to women around Lake Atitlan and Guatemala.

Above:  Cecilia is weaving a table runner in the style typical to San Pedro.  She spends a few hours weaving each day in between cleaning and making tortillas which she sells to her neighbours at lunch and dinner time.  In Guatemala tortillas sell at 3 for Q1, which is about 13 cents.  When she finishes weaving after 3-5 days, the table runner will sell for about $4.50.

Camera Settings: 1/50sec, f/4, ISO 400, 28mm lens

Above: The weaving loom, used by Guatemalan women.

Camera Settings(Above): 1/50sec, f/2.8, ISO 800, 50mm lens

 Camera Settings(Above): 1/50sec, f/2.8, ISO 400, 50mm lens

Camera Settings(Above): 1/60sec, f/4, ISO 320, 24mm lens, flash (bounced off wall)

Camera Settings (Above): 1/60sec, f/4, ISO 400, 65mm lens

Take a look around my blog to see more of my NGO & Humanitarian photos.  I’ll have a new folio on my new website dedicated to the humanitarian projects I’ve been shooting over here in Central and South America.

Thanks!

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