Sunday, May 11, 2008

Guatemalan Storefronts

The photos in this post have been on Flickr for a while, so you maybe have seen them before. The photo department has always liked them, and tried to develop a project on the storefronts in Guatemala. As perhaps mentioned before, some combination of windowless cinder-block construction in need of decoration and marginally literate clients leads to some very colorful and at times endearingly amateurish depictions of the goods available inside. The photo project didn't really go anywhere in a focused way, but we're putting up a few of the more successful attempts here over the next few days. I.e., if you find stuff like the picture below kinda boring (and we can see how some people might), you're in for some boring pictures. Sorry. Next week will be better as we come toward the very last of the mountain of unsorted pictures from Guate, just in the nick of time.

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