These are a few production photographs from our shoots in Baja Verapaz, Guatemala.
Rogelio Ivoy Osorio was 5 years-old at the time of the massacre. The last time he saw his mom, she being taken away by the paramilitary to be murdered at nearby mountain peak of Pa'coxom.
The water inundates the ancestral lands of the Achi people of Rio Negro.
The trees and rocks used by the military to kill my family are still there. They are and continue to be silent witnesses to this horrible story. - Rio Negro Survivor
To commemorate the 30t Anniversary of the massacre at Xococ on February 13, 1982.
Financed by the World Bank, the Chixoy dam was built in Baja Verapaz. To complete construction, the government completed voluntary and forcible relocations of dam-affected communities from the fertile agricultural valleys to the much harsher surrounding highlands.
Site where the government-sanctioned paramilitaries raped and killed 107 women and 70 children.
The river which is now a reservoir ran along the sides of the mountain. The rest was lush agricultural land, which was used by the Maya Achi as their main source of food and income.