B&W Social Documentary Photography – Maya Healers

Edge of Humanity Magazine

This social documentary photography was submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by Documentary Photographer/Writer Fran Antmann.

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From forthcoming book “Maya Healers: A Thousand Dreams” by Fran Antmann.

Maya Healers: A Thousand Dreams explores the power and mystery of ancient indigenous healing practices among the Maya people who live along the shores of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala.

The photographs speak to the close relationship of these indigenous communities with the natural and spiritual worlds – lives bound up with the lake, its winds and the mist that rings its volcanoes. The smoke rising from the shamans’ ritual fires are also evidence of the sacred.

Josefina Vazquez de Gonzalez, healer, giving an herbal remedy to baby Yaretzi Quiacin Tzunúo. San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala Josefina Vazquez de Gonzalez, healer, giving an herbal remedy to baby Yaretzi Quiacin Tzunúo.
San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala

During the summers over the course of six years, I accompanied healers and bonesetters to small…

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