Photographer's Note

It is so very difficult to photograph the Mayan people in Chiapas. Everywhere you go you are warned not to take photos. It appears that they do not shun photography for reasons similar to some Indian tribes of Northern California (who think their spirits are stolen), but for whatever reason they just don't like to be exposed to external eyes. At night I stroll the square. I see this Maya sister teasing her brother. The reflex mirror of my F3 sounded like a gun in the dark--I wish I have my silent Leica instead. The girl looks straight at me; in the viewfinder her face bursts into an elf-like mischievous smile: I caught you! She runs to me and demands pesos. Defeated, I concur...she returns happily.

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Viewed: 1977
Points: 12
Additional Photos by Animesh Ray (AnimeshRay) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 689 W: 44 N: 846] (9089)
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