/ 2022 / Book / People


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

In Mesoamerican villages, a calendar of rites and rituals takes place throughout the year. As documented by the photos in this book, there are beliefs and world views underlying these complex and profound activities, which are done as an essential way of creating connections to the natural forces of the universe. Ritual actors and natural objects are not just symbolic representations, they embody a force of life. Ceremonies such as the ones illustrated here not only unite communities and celebrate the seasons of the year, they help to ensure harmony and health now and for future generations.