The state of Chiapas, Mexico, is known for it’s natural beauty, it’s richness in resources, and it’s indigenenous cultural diversity. Chiapas is also known for it’s precaurious socio-political situation, which led to the Zapatista Uprising in the southeastern montainous part of the state. This popular struggle, which drew recognition on January1, 1994, continues today unsolved.

I spent One and a half years living in San Cristobal de las Casas.The first time that I traveled
from San Cristobal to La Realidad, the Zapatista stronghold in the Lacandon jungle, I found myself drawn towards her people. Expecting to find a masked army I instead found a town whose principal weapon was life and an endurance to move onwards within life
that life.
I realized that it was the cycle of day to day living that made the Zapatista’s struggle possible. No matter how strong the government tries to suppress the revolution, it is the strong sense of community that keeps the revolution alive.

The photos that you will see are taken from the first demo book that I made of the trip.

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