From Belize all the way down to the Darien Jungle, Central America is full of colourful and interesting people.
The beauty of Central America is the diversity in background. Yes, most people look at the region and think it to be entirely “Latino” but the truth is that there is so much more at work than that.
Along the Caribbean Coast of Central America, in places like Belize, the Honduran Islands and Coastal Panama, the population is made up in large part from African descendants, many of which speak English and Creole first. In the highlands of Guatemala and Honduras the population is almost entirely indigenous made up of a mix of different backgrounds, but primarily Maya.
Throughout the region there is also an influx of Asian, Middle Eastern and, of course, European people. This diversity in backgrounds is what make the faces of Central America so interesting.
I have compiled a photo essay on the faces of Central America. My photography goal for my quick trip across Central America was to begin doing more portrait and people photography. At the same time, I wanted my images to look raw and unplanned. I wanted the images to have a little bit more life that usual. At the end of the day, I wish I had spent a little bit more time on the project, and I wish I had a little bit more courage to ask people for photos, but I am really happy with a couple of the images, and I hope you enjoy them.