Luis González Palma
Guatemalan Luis Gonzalez Palma's hand-painted silver gelatin prints show haunting images of the Mayan people. He captures the essence of these people and their culture by portraying them in theatrical, almost mythological costumes that signify elements of their ancient rituals and beliefs. The powerful white eyes engage and challenge the viewers who then become mesmerized. One also sees the pain and sadness the Maya people have had to endure due to a violent and racist government. Despite their suffering, the people in these portraits remain dignified, soulful, and rich.