Chan Bor Will With Cat by Carol Yarrow

From 1995 through 2002, Carol Yarrow spent long stretches of time in Chiapas, Mexico, living among Lacandon Mayan villagers in a town called Nahá. There, deep within mahogany forests that have subsequently been clear-cut, she got to know Mayan families as tourism, technology, logging and religious evangelism encroached on their way of life....
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...The symbolism is even more direct in the still life Chan Bor Will With Cat. That print shows a child in shadow, contemplating a kitten and a flower that are bathed in a dramatic shaft of light. The cat's fur and delicate limbs are thrown into immaculate relief, as are the flower's petals. What could be more unspeakably vulnerable than a child, a kitten, a flower? Nothing, Yarrow implies, except perhaps for an entire culture on the cusp of extinction.
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