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The Modern Maya: A Culture in Transition Photographs by Macduff Everton

June 28 – September 15, 1991
Modern Maya
Fernando Puc Che and his wife and child. Chichimila, 1976. © McDuff Everton

An exhibition which features photographs by Macduff Everton, who spent twenty years living among, and documenting, the descendents of the Maya in the Yucatan and their rapidly eroding, pre-industrial way of life. Everton presents the traditional past, the present reality and tensions of contemporary life, and offers suggestions concerning the future of the Maya.

Participating Artists

Macduff Everton


Phyllis Plous

Organizing Institution

The University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara

Displayed at

Main Gallery

Funded by: Department of Cultural Affairs and Chicago Illinois Arts Council