• Maruch Sántiz Gómez


    Maruch Sántiz Gómez’s photographs come with curious bits of advice written underneath them. Consider the following: “When lifting a griddle off the fire, one shouldn’t look at the little sparks produced, or pimples will grow on one’s face like those on the surface of the griddle.” This odd tip accompanying a stark image of a frying pan is much more than a cynical provocation. Sántiz, a twenty-two-year-old Tzotzil Indian, was recruited by photographer Carlota Duarte to participate in a community project in the recently newsworthy state of Chiapas. Sántiz responded with twenty-five black-and-white

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