[Epub] ↠ Guatemala: Eternal Spring, Eternal Tyranny Author Jean-Marie Simon – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk

Guatemala: Eternal Spring, Eternal Tyranny For 20 Years Guatemala S Government Has Been One Of The Most Repressive On Earth, Yet The Least Acknowledged In The Western Hemisphere Jean Marie Simon Spent Six Years In Guatemala And The Result Is A Beautiful But Disturbing Book Of A Civilization Violated More Than 130 Full Color Photographs.


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    I will start with my disclaimer I am a friend of the creator of this work That said, I have a lot of friends who are writers and photographers, and I am judicious in my praise So please take me seriously when I say this is a modern classic It is classic in the sense of presenting truly stunning photography of a little known and rapidly disappearing world, rooted in the Guatemalan highlands The indigenous people there have created a cultural landscape that glows with the artistry of their I will start with my disclaimer I am a friend of the creator of this work That said, I have a lot of friends who are writers and photographers, and I am judicious in my praise So please take me seriously when I say this is a modern classic It is classic in the sense of presenting truly stunning photography of a little known and rapidly disappearing world, rooted in the Guatemalan highlands The indigenous people there have created a cultural landscape that glows with the artistry of their traje, or native dress, and vibrates with their mysterious languages dozens, with names like K iche, Kakchiquel, Ixil and Mam As a gifted young reporter and photographer in the 1980s, Simon lived among them, and suffered with them as they endured one of the most vicious counter insurgency campaigns in modern history Her images survive as art of the highest order Her sensitive and rigorously factual text records events and policies that must not be forgotten in the annals of international human rights Her eye moves tirelessly across the faces of indigenous children, breathtaking landscapes, the wary gazes of soldiers, many of them indigenous themselves, press ganged into a murderous military order Although it originally appeared over 20 years ago, it is currently informing a new generation of Guatemalans of their own history, and it spoke eloquently to my students in a human rights photography course in New York last spring For anyone who cares about human rights, photography, or indigenous peoples, this book is to be desired and required


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