Since 1999, Dewever-Plana Miquel photograph his childhood dream: Lacandon Indians, the Hach Winik or 'real men' as they define themselves, who live in the forests of Chiapas, in the south of Mexico. In the village of Naha, is gradually seeing the changes undergone by the microcosm under the pressure of the farmers, colonists farmers, tourists and Christian évangélisateurs.. Throughout this photographic chronicle, the author, that during all these years, met with the world of barely ten miles souls without longing leads us into a dreamlike journey.
A short story by Paul Bowles, Pastor Dowe at TACAT comes to echoing this view. These two texts, written sixty years apart, we do share an experience surprisingly similar to a people. A unique attempt to preserve the essence of his being. The Lacandon culture, studied in the thirties by the anthropologist Jacques Soustelle had, if not disappeared, at least seen great changes. But facing this changing world, it took me a while to clear all the cliches that my imagination had constructed to realize that the essence of a people lies not in what he gives to see, but, rather, in that it protects, it keeps silent and secret as the gemstone in the heart of the rock.
Suitable for outside exhibition: 30 prints 120 x 180 cm against bonded to aluminum with the book on the exhibition.
Suitable for inside exhibition: 31 prints 51 x 80 cm and 1 print 1m X 1m against bonded to aluminum.