A ramshackled home in Champerico, a small dusty town on the Pacific coast. I was taken back by the campaign grafitti on the steel sheet sidings of the house - corrupted promises often left unfulfilled.
Yazmin, a daughter of one of the families we were building a house for in Retalhuleu, Guatemala. She is absolutely gorgeous and loved listening to stories as we mixed cement.
The stifling heat could not keep some of us from playing soccer every afternoon with the neighborhood kids after we finished our housing projects. Above is Yazmin and her younger brother Esteban chasing after the ball.
On the hike up the Pacaya Volcano, the scenery changes rapidly and drastically. I was surprised to find this cow, hiding in the bushes, after passing a particularly dry area.
Horses are available for hire on the Pacaya Volcano for those who tire and want a lift. I encountered these two horses at the top of the volcano, exhausted and catching their own breath.
Guatemala is a stark contrast and contradiction of the senses. I was intrigued here by the traditional colors and indigenous women talking to foreigners... set against a backdrop of old ruins in the popular and touristy city of Antigua.
El Calle del Arco, or the street of the Arch, is arguably one of the most crowded and popular streets in Antigua. But on Sundays, they close the street to cars, making way for artists, tourists, and jugglers alike.
Sunset in Champerico, Guatemala
A group of neighborhood kids who had been playing basketball in Champerico. They had never seen a camera before and were incredibly intrigued. This was maybe one of over 50 photos of the group, and after each shot, they would run over to see how it turned out. Only to then run back and beg for another.
Throughout the day, you can catch small eruptions emiting from one of Antigua`s neighboring volcanoes such as the one shown here.
An indigenous woman takes a break from selling scarves and bracelets on the streets of Antigua to look at the art projects her children made in school that day.
One of the countless one way streets you will find in Antigua. It makes walking all the more desirable... go which ever way you chose.
Two indigenous woman admiring seashells on the beach of Champerico, Guatemala.
A fisherman throws out his net in hopes of catching dinner. On the beach below, students from William and Mary enjoy the sun after working with Habitat for Humanity all day.
Jazmin, caring for the two girls from next door. Despite their lack of toys, they had no trouble creating games and finding ways to entertain themselves.