Claroscuro: Spanish, from Italian chiaroscuro.chiar·oscu·ro n. 1.
the arrangement or treatment of light and dark parts in a pictorial work of art. 2.
the interplay or contrast of dissimilar qualities.
Guatemala is a country of colors and contrasts. The past contains both 30 years of civil war and 2000 years of Maya rule. Razor-wire of towering villas butts up against countless shacks strewn across ravine slopes. Brilliantly woven patterns cloth Maya women sitting calmly in town markets while drug gunfights break out several blocks away. The future holds both corruption and crime of Guatemalan politics and glimmers of hope as people unite across divides.
This is Nathan Cahill's photoblog. This is a glimpse into Guatemala.