La Gente by Ahau Kin
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“La Gente” collection

By Ahau Kin

The Mayans were once a thriving and advanced civilization. Due to unknown and speculated reasons the pyramids were abandoned and the vast cities were left empty. This collection explores and documents the descendants of the of its people, in the current century, after years of genocide, globalization, slavery and modernization.


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Captured during COVID rural parts of Central America felt strict authoritarianism during quarantine. However, this experience is not new to the Mayan peoples. The Spanish and other colonial powers have exerted military presence well before the modern era.