The photo

Baja Verapaz, Guatemala © 2007 Javier Bauluz/Piravan

An indigenous kid plays in a little village in the Rabina region, Guatemala, in 2007. This is one of the most impoverished and isolated areas of the country, where the indigenous population suffered intensely during the civil war that lasted from 1960 to 1996.

Javier Bauluz

Javier Bauluz is a Spanish Journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner in 1995, ‘Journalism and Human Rights’ Prize winner in 2008 and director of Periodismo Humano. He has worked in various international agencies and has documented the wars in Central America since the 1980’s, the last years of Pinochet in power, the First Palestinian Intifada, the War in Bosnia, immigration into Spain since 1996. He has also directed other projects on Latin America, Africa and Middle East. He has lectured in several universities and coordinated the Encuentro Internacional de Foto y Periodismo “Ciudad de Gijón” since 1997. He is also the director and founder of the independent journalist agency PIRAVÁN.

He has authorised the use for free of this photograph to PILAS Annual Conference 2017.