Photo Walks through the villages of Antigua Guatemala with Foundry Photojournalism Workshop Students

This past week I was very busy helping some of the students and the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop develop their photo projects. Also, I was honor to lead four photo walks with some of the students, two in Antigua Guatemala and two through one of the villages of Antigua Guatemala. Of course, as many of you already know, I believe the walks through the villages are walks through the real Guatemala. I have never though of offering photo walks in the villages of Antigua Guatemala, but I really enjoyed sharing the photo opportunities and the trivia I have accumulated through the many years of publishing on AntiguaDailyPhoto and elsewhere. So, if you would like to visit a village to take photographs with me next time you visit Guatemala, get in touch through my www.AntiguaPhotoWalks.com page.

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Photo Walks through the villages of Antigua Guatemala with Foundry Photojournalism Workshop Students

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  • ddeubel

    Hi Rudy, I’m sure you know more about this and are more sensitive about this topic (especially regarding Guatemala) than I am, however, I’m wondering about the appropriateness of just a crowd of people walking through a village snapping photos.

    My background is in anthropology and was always taught that there should be a dialog with the community when doing something like this. Of course, larger places like Antigua, GC which are quite used to tourists and a transient population, probably no need to ask for permission. However, small villages, might be problematic.

    Am I wrong to raise this topic or is there something cultural that doesn’t make it a concern?

    David

    • Hi Ddeubel, thanks for your feedback. Actually, we are very respectful of the community and walk with our cameras capturing animals, landscapes and people, but always asking permission first. As I have walked and photographed the villages for so long, I know the correct etiquette to use in the villages and in Antigua Guatemala. That’s part of what you get when you take one of my photo walks, among other things.