Sunday, November 03, 2013

Slums by any name

From afar the slums of Guatemala City look like the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, the ones that have gotten so much negative attention in the lead up to next year’s summer Olympics. Like Rio’s favelas Guate’s ascientomentos are huge shanty towns that have risen on a hillside no man’s land near El Centro. The name, in fact, comes from the verb “to rise up.” Thought of as lawless or at least outside civilian law, each vecino or neighborhood of the ascientomentos is governed by a gang that demands fealty and protection payments.
Seen here from a highway overpass and through chain link this ascientmento is a vast corrugated and container city that is densely human, vibrantly colorful and forbidden to outsiders.
  

12 comments:

Daryl A. Black said...

Vibrantly colorful and forbidden says it all. Wonderful shots from behind the chain link fence.

Are you going to give a photographic lecture or presentation to the community upon your return? It would be fascinating to see and hear more about your photographic adventures in a world apart.

Steve Immel said...

I hadn't thought about it. Maybe a slide show would be worthwhile.

Lin Huang said...

caihuanglin20150526
christian louboutin
coco chanel
www.louisvuitton.com
oakley sunglasses
beats by dr dre
true religion outlet
burberry outlet
gucci outlet
oakley sunglasses wholesale
ray bans
christian louboutin sale
timberland earthkeepers
black timberland boots
coach factory outlet
oakley sunglasses
ray ban glasses
coach outlet store online
pandora jewelry
michael kors outlet online sale
marc jacobs
louis vuitton outlet
timberland boots
lebron james shoes
gucci
kate spade
coach outlet
coach factory outlet online
true religion outlet
jordan 3
michael kors bag
christian louboutin outlet
oakley sunglass
oakley sunglasses
louis vuitton handbags
tory burch outlet online
fitflop footwear
timberland boots
ray ban uk
jordan 8
cheap nfl jerseys

Qing Cai said...

air jordan 9
cheap beats by dre
giuseppe zanotti
air jordan 11
michael kors outlet online
oakley sunglasses
kate spade outlet
fred perry polo shirts
ray ban sunglasses uk
tory burch outlet online
swarovski jewelry
karen millen uk
burberry outlet online
coach factor youtlet
beats headphones
true religion outlet
coach outlet
michael kors sale
discount oakley sunglasses
cheap snapbacks
true religion sale
valentino shoes
air jordan 13
hollister shirts
oakley vault
oakley sunglasses
coach outlet online
true religion jeans
monster beats
kate spade outlet
cai2015526

Shijun Lin said...

shijun 6.3
true religion outlet
air jordan 8
michael kors outlet
coach factorty outlet
louis vuitton
jordan retro 5
michael kors outlet
hollister clothing store
coach outlet
jordan 11
ray ban outlet
louis vuitton
cheap oakleys
burberry handbags
tods sale
coach outlet store online
michael kors outlet
lebron james shoes 2015
ray ban sunglasses
coach outlet online
pandora jewelry
michael kors
oakley outlet
kate spade purses
louis vuitton handbags
michael kors outlet
ralph lauren home
polo ralph lauren
ray-ban sunglasses
burberry handbags
louis vuitton outlet
abercrombie & fitch
fitflops outlet
louis vuitton outlet
mulberry uk
michael kors handbags
michael kors
louboutin
coach outlet
timberland outlet

Unknown said...

qihang0618coach outlet store online
chanel handbags
michael kors handbag
coach outlet online
cheap oakleys
burberry scarf
kate spade outlet online
ray ban uk
pandora outlet
michael kors outlet online
air max 90
coach outlet online
cheap jerseys
michael kors outlet
burberry outlet online
rolex watches
hollister clothing
chanel bags
ralph lauren uk
prada outlet
ray ban sunglasses
nike air max
replica watches
gucci outlet
ralph lauren outlet
michael kors
coach factory outlet
true religion jeans
michael kors outlet
burberry sale
burberry handbags
coach outlet
christian louboutin outlet
tory burch outlet
true religion
q

Wei Chen said...

QF0805
peter konz jersey,paul worrilow jersey,prince shembo jersey
nike soccer shoes
cheap wedding dresses
the north face uk
christian louboutin uk
gucci outlet online
beats headphones
true religion outlet,true religion jeans,true religion kids,true religion jeans sale,true religion jeans for men,true religion jacket,true religion sale
celtics jersey
manchester united soccer jersey
nike air max 2014
prom dresses
juicy couture outlet online
mbt sneakers
hermes birkin
supra sneakers
the north face outlet store
moncler jackets
canada goose sale
moncler coats
oakley outlet
hermes belts for men
coach outlet
rolex watches
rolex watches,swiss watch,replica watches,rolex watches for sale,replica watches uk,rolex watches replica,rolex watches for sales
dolphins jerseys
ray ban outlet
falcons jersey

张栋 said...

louis vuitton outlet
oakley canada, http://www.oakleysunglassescanada.com
louis vuitton outlet, http://www.louisvuittonoutletstore.name/
lululemon
louis vuitton bags, http://www.louisvuittonbag.us.com/
oakley sunglasses
air jordan 13
wedding dresses, http://www.weddingdressesoutlet.co.uk/
chanel handbags, http://www.chanelhandbags-outlet.co.uk/
nba jerseys, http://www.nbajerseys.us.com
michael kors wallet, http://www.michaelkorswallet.net/
adidas outlet store, http://www.adidasoutletstore.us.com/
barcelona jersey
cheap nba jerseys
prada shoes
toms outlet, http://www.tomsoutlet-stores.com/
hermes bags, http://www.hermesbags.co.uk/
calvin klein underwear
chelsea jersey
jordan 4
prada outlet
links of london uk
mcm handbags
tods shoes
michael kors outlet online
cheap uggs, http://www.uggboot.com.co
fred perry polo shirts
jordan shoes, http://www.cheapjordanshoes.in.net/
chanel outlet
coach outlet

chenlina said...

air max
air max 90
air max 95
barbour uk
basketball shoes
burberry outlet
canada goose jackets
canada goose outlet
canada goose uk
celine handbags
chaussure louboutin
cheap jerseys
cheap jordans
cheap oakley sunglasses
cheap oakleys
cheap ray ban sunglasses
cheap uggs
cheap uggs boots
cheap versace
christian louboutin
christian louboutin outlet
christian louboutin shoes
christian louboutin uk
coach factory outlet
coach outlet
coach outlet online
coach outlet store online
ed hardy clothing
ed hardy outlet
ed hardy uk
fake oakley sunglasses
fake oakleys
fitflop uk
fitflops sale clearance
football shoes
ghd
ghd hair straighteners
giuseppe zanotti sneakers
gucci
gucci borse
chenlina20151007

Minko Chen said...

louis vuitton handbags outlet
nba jerseys
green bay packers
michael kors handbags sale
adidas outlet
the north face outlet
nike trainers
lebron shoes
cheap nike shoes
ralph lauren outlet
ghd uk
ugg boots
coach outlet store
louis vuitton outlet online
cheap jordan shoes
air jordan shoes for sale
swarovski outlet
mulberry uk
black friday 2015
1110minko

Qing Cai said...

mulberry outlet,mulberry handbags outlet
oakley sunglasses wholesale
longchamp solde
kate spade outlet
swarovski jewelry
ralph lauren pas cher
louis vuitton outlet
longchamp pas cher
nike air max 90
ralph lauren uk
swarovski outlet
true religion sale
lululemon uk
swarovski crystal
ralph lauren outlet
fitflops sale clearance
polo ralph lauren
ferragamo outlet
omega outlet
reebok trainers
lululemon outlet
coach outlet
tory burch outlet
coach handbags
mulberry handbags sale
lululemon outlet
tory burch outlet online
fitflops sale
michael kors uk
oakley sunglasses
cai20160409

Unknown said...

chicago bulls jersey button
michael kors outlet throw
michael kors handbags out!While
broncos jerseys I
49ers jersey the
yeezy boost 350 white link
adidas nmd runner to
michael kors outlet week!
nike huarache blog
michael kors handbags wholesale for