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May 17, 2012

Tiny Boats Sailing on a Sea of Bedsheets

The work of Guatemalan photographer Luis Gonzalez Palma explores his mixed Latin and Mayan heritage. In his latest series, Ara Solis, he explores the relationship of colonialism and the draw towards exploration and adventure. "The photographer retains his center of attention on his cultural background through these figurative representations. It appears to be symbolic of the European migration to the west and settlement in the Americas with a dream.

   

Even the title of the series hints at the ritual practices of his ancestors at the "alter to the sun" where sacrifices were made to the gods for good fortune."

Magical.

Ara Solis by Luis Gonzalez Palma

 


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