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Billy Weeks

southern based photographer
Guatemala 2017

Guatemala 2017

Poverty in Guatemala is over half of the population.  Nearly 65% of the people or about 7 million people live on less that a few dollars a day. Poverty is significantly higher among the indigenous population. Over three-quarters of the indigenous population live in poverty and it is mostly in the Northern region of the country, which is populated primarily by indigenous groups. On another note, Guatemala had one of the longest civil wars of all the Latin America countries spanning over 36 years and it ended in 1996 but the affects of war are everywhere.

 

Cecilia ,85, has lived in her home for over 70 years in Patchu, Guatemala. She talked about the loss of her son who went missing in the 1980Õs because of the war. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Vultures fly over rows of graves at the Cemetery General in Guatemala City . (Photo By Billy Weeks)

Two horsemen ride on the lave field of Pacaya volcano which is over 8,000 feet high and is located about 20 miles from Guatemala City. (Photo By Billy Weeks)

Daniel Lopez (80) and his wife Luisa (82) sit at their home in a small village of Xequechelaj. Daniel, who is blind, has worked in the field since he was 10 years old. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Mateo Micolasho has lived at his small home in Patchu, Guatemala for over 50 years. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Katalina Buc and her daughter Maria Elena Buc make tortillas at their home in a small village of Xequechelaj. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

40-year-old Florinda stands with her children their home in a small village of Xequechelaj. Her husband Rigoberto works in the fields and makes 40 Q a day or about $5.50. She is saving to get a door for her home. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

                                                                                                        A lady ask for money in Antigua, Guatemala.

Cecilia ,85, has lived in her home for over 70 years in Patchu, Guatemala. She holds her hands over her face as she talked about the loss of her son who went missing in the 1980Õs because of the war. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Mateo Micolasho has lived at his small home in Patchu, Guatemala for over 50 years. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Two horsemen ride on the lave field of Pacaya volcano which is over 8,000 feet high and is located about 20 miles from Guatemala City. (Photo By Billy Weeks)

Daniel Lopez (80) lays on the dirt floor as his daughter and caretaker Candelaria talks about his life in a small village of Xequechelaj. Daniel, who is blind, has worked in the fields since he was 10 years old. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

A student climbs the flagpole in from of the school in Pachimulin, Guatemala. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Daniel Lopez (80) and his wife Luisa (82) sit at their home in a small village of Xequechelaj. Daniel, who is blind, has worked in the field since he was 10 years old. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

A young boy stands by his small home in Patchu, Guatemala. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Telma and her daughter Rosa, who has downs, sit down after makeing tortillas in Patchu, Guatemala. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Guatemala City has the largest city dump in Central America and it supports thousands of people who harvest supplies from the garbage.

Men carrying machetes leave the fields after a long days work in the small village of Xequechelaj. (Photo by Billy Weeks)