Maya Portraits — A Young Maya Mother and Her Baby


As I have said before, one of the things that I share during the Street Photography Walks I lead here in Antigua Guatemala and abroad, is how to approach subjects with respect and engage with honest interest. As I often say, you get out of the streets what you put in. In that respect, I have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to make portraits of countless people from all walks of life in the nearly 15 years I have been publishing and maintaining Antigua Daily Photo.

Today I share with you the vibrant colors and smiles of Ericka and her newly born baby. I am grateful for the opportunity Ericka and her family had given me to make portraits of them all through the years.

As it is the case often, initially they were hesitant to pose for my camera. I don’t blame them, often people take their picture without permission and without any interaction.

Once we became friends and they received a couple of prints of my Free Portrait Prints Project, they actually enjoy posing for my camera quite often, In fact, I have probably made more portraits of them than any other people out on the streets.

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