Guatemala is a relative small country (108,889 km2 - 42,042 sq. mi), with all the right ingredients for an exciting photographic expedition.
It boasts both Atlantic (Caribbean) and Pacific shorelines, 14 distinct ecoregions ranging from rain- and mangrove forests to semi-arid and tundra regions. It also has 252 listed wetlands, five lakes, 61 lagoons, 100 rivers, and four swamps. It is a country of distinct and diverse fauna, some 1246 known species.
Now add 29 volcanoes (of these 5 active and 2 dramatically ongoing), rich rainforests, capacious coffee plantations and cobblestoned streets in picturesque villages – all this can lay a valuable foundation for some good travel-photography.
Pepper and season (yes; pun intended) with some Spanish architecture like the cathedral in Guatemala City as well as the ruins of the churches of Candelaria and Santo Domingo, the complex of Santa Rosa, the Capuchins Monastery in the once glorious city of Antigua. And finally enhance with a dash of Mayan Mystery from the “Temple of the Masks” in the ancient city of Tikal.
Mix well and expose carefully to prepare a new photo-album.
Information about the Album ...
Photographer: Deniz Bensason
Width: 32 cm
Height: 28 cm
Number of Pages: 107
Cover: Hard cover.
Additional Information: Printed on high quality gloss paper.
Laminated in matt silk to maintain maximum protection for the album.
Design & Layout: Nili Glick Studio.
The Guatemala Album is not only Spanish architecture and Mayan archeology. Neither is it just about volcanos, beaches and jungle. This album tries to reflect the symphony of hues, tints and dyes that make up this Central American country.
Excerpts from the Guatemala Album
Pages 6-7: Happy at being photographed
Pages 12-13: Fiesta de Santo Tomás (Feast of St Thomas) in Chichicastenango
Page 14: Fiesta de Santo Tomás Procession
Page 15: Parade in uniform
Pages 18-19: Fireworks
Page 22: Ritual cult
Page 23: -
Page 32: The streets of Antigua
Page 33: The streets of Antigua
Page 36: The narrow alleys in Quetzaltenango
Page 37: The narrow alleys in Quetzaltenango
Page 38: Cemetery
Page 39: Cemetery
Pages 46-47: A village woman on her way to work
Pages 54-55: El Chiflón Waterfalls
Pages 58-59: WAITING FOR TEXT!!!
Page 66: Women at the market
Page 67: Women at the market
Pages 70-71: Sololá market
Pages 76-77: Almolonga market
Pages 94-95: Lake Atitlán
Pages 106-107: working hands