Friday, November 6, 2009

Men at prayer - Chichicastenango, 1979

That day when we were in Chichi, these men were on a pilgrmage. Normally I would not take this kind of shot (part shyness, part respect), but it was outdoors and very smoky. I always found this image haunting. There was something very pure about the moment.


  1. Mary, that is an amazing photograph. It is very painterly. I particularly like the -- boy? -- in the background.

  2. Thank you so much for your comment. I have always been happy with this shot. The figure in the background is actually a very small man. All of these people are very small. best, Mary