A Portrait of the Lacandon People

The Lacandon people are one of the most isolated societies in the world. They live in the Lacandon jungle in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Although they are quite traditional in their ways, modern culture is slowly creeping in and may for ever change their ways. Gema Ramon has had the unique opportunity to get close and document their lives.

How do we experience a culture? One that has been left alone, behind or abandoned in the jungles of Chiapas for centuries and now faces the reality of connecting with a modern world. Gema Ramon, a young Mexican photographer and visual artist, enters the Lacandon magical realm to capture their life, traditions and impressions as their world is about to be transformed. I had the wonderful opportunity to ask Gema about her experience:

Fabio Esteban Amador: What were your first impressions of the Lacandon people?

Gema Ramon: Living outside this society, I assume that our world and our concept of what is good or right, polite, is not the only way to live or the only correct line of thinking. It is truly a personal discovery to have the opportunity to experience other perceptions of our existence and being sensitive —> Read More Here


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