Join us for our newest destination: Guatemala! Rich in landscapes, cultures, ruins, food, textiles, history and so much more, Guatemala is a treasure trove of color and energy. We will spend time in Antigua, with its incredible buildings and markets, before heading off to Lake Atitlan where our NGO partner is based. Before heading home we will visit volcanoes, lagoons, vistas, more markets, sunsets and sunrises, and some ruins too. All without tons of driving or changing hotels every night – this is an excellent region for seeing a lot in a small area.
Introducing our epic NGO partner: Unlocking Silent Histories. They work to introduce film-making to indigenous youths, whose voices are often unheard, drowned out, or not shared in the first place. USH works to train youths and local staff in the art of documentary film-making so they have the tools to tell their own stories, for themselves. We believe in this message strongly and are really excited about this partnership.
USH desires to bring photography into their skill set for the youths, how it can stand alone as a storytelling art and also how it can inform and inspire film-making too. No video experience is required to join this trip, however if it interests you it will also be available and discussed.
Another unique aspect is that we will spend two days training USH’s local staff, before spending 2 days working with their youths. This way the staff can offer ongoing tutorials long after we are gone. As with all our trips, you do not need to possess a strong skill set in photo (or video) but rather a big heart that believes photography can be impactful. Our leaders will pave the way with the local workshops and your role is to support, encourage, and have a blast.
Join us for a pretty amazing adventure through Guatemala!