People of the Forest: La Cultura de La Selva Photographs of the Maya by Gertrude Blom

 

People of the Forest: La Cultura de La Selva Photographs of the Maya by Gertrude Blom, March 5 – May 26, 1985

Summary: A destructive pattern of road building, colonization, and cattle ranching is rapidly eradicating the rainforest of the Selva Lacandona in the name of progress, profit and survival. Gertrude Duby Blom captures through her photographs how the traditions of the Lacandon Maya are rapidly changing as development overtakes their environment.

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Displayed at: The Chicago Academy of Sciences – co-sponsored by the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum.

Tuesday, March 5, 1985 to Sunday, May 26, 1985