/ 2021 / /


  • Prize
    Silver in Book/Other
  • Photographer
    William Frej
  • Studio
    William Frej Photography

My photography book documents vestiges of once mighty, but now forgotten Maya kingdoms in Mexico and Guatemala, discovered and photographed by the 19th century explorer/photographer Teobert Maler. Today, many of these sites lie largely hidden and remain seldom visited. Walking in Maler's footsteps through overgrown jungle terrain and photographing "Maler" sites became my passion. My book depicts many of these sites, and over a century later, provides invaluable documentation of places rapidly being overcome by forces of nature and man, and hopefully serves as a marker for future generations.