19th Century Style Camera and Contemporary Portraits

A 2013 Pulitzer Prize with four other Associated Press photographers for breaking-news coverage of Syria’s civil war, Rodrigo Abd captured these portraits in Guatemala with a 19th-century-style wooden box camera bought on the streets of Kabul.

His subjects couldn’t move for 60 seconds in order for the photo paper to be properly exposed: “It’s amazing — the result of people looking into the lens for, like, one minute,” Abd said. “You can’t act in front of that camera. It shows nothing but yourself.” Via CNN Photos.

Heidi Sofia Chitop Grave, Mayan pageant queen

Juan Garcia, homeless
Urbano Daniel Mazariegos, sugar cane cutter
Juanito, clown
Jose Antonio Roca, peasant
Karla Perez, transgender activist, stylist
Juan Matei, market loader
“El Criminal,” a gang member of the Mara 18


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