Guatemala: People of Tradition
Photographs by Santiago Albert. Edited by Christine K. Wilson
Christine K. Wilson, Antigua, 2011. In English, Spanish. 208 pp., 100 black and white photographs, 11¼x11¼".
Guatemala, People of Tradition is a collection of diverse and moving images from the feasts and traditions of Guatemala, captured exquisitely by Santiago Albert. It is an invitation to witness the sacred and the mundane, the public festival and the interior feast. From processions winding noisily through crowded streets, to the breathtaking stillness of prayer in a cave or a crater.
Taken from the perspective of the Guatemalan people themselves, these photographs capture the decisive moment, the subtle and the sublime. A time of reverence, a flicker of laughter, an offering of pain or a whirl of a dance. Moments which collectively become traditions passed from one generation to the next.
In this place of intimacy, Albert becomes one with the people, capturing the depth and authenticity that is Guatemala, to reveal its inner beauty.