Sunday, March 11, 2012

jefe in guatemala

i am blessed. i need nothing and have so much when so many have so little.
all of us have the basic things in life, like running water, electricity and SO much more, but these people don't.

last week my jefe (boss) and 5 of her buds who are also photographers were in guatemala. i was so
excited to have her come home. i couldn't WAIT to hear all about their adventures and i was dying to see her pictures. annie's parents have a project called common hope there and annie moved to guatemala straight out of college and lived and worked with them for 8 years. she has roots there, her children were born there and she has a passion for the people. you can hear it when she speaks of the country and you can see it in her photos.

she said i could share some of her favorites with you and i hope you enjoy them as much as i did.
one of the things she told me when we were looking at her pictures together and i was ougghing and agghing, was that these people are happy. they are content with what they have and they go about their lives, working and enjoying themselves-unaware of what they may be missing. ( like a computer to blog with)  : )-  doesn't that alone make these pictures beautiful?

this is my favorite one, AND annie brought me back a darling handmade bag that
she purchased from it's doubly special to have a picture of her beautiful face.

isn't she beautiful and don't they exude joy?

this face~these hands... don't they just speak volumes?

thanks annie, for letting me share some of the compelling beauty
you see so clearly-

xo, beth

1 comment:

  1. love these - especially the mother/child and the last lady - thanks for sharing!


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