This social documentary photography was submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by Photographer Rodrigo Avellaneda.
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From project “Maximon” by Rodrigo Avellaneda.
Maximon also called Rijlaj Mam, the great grandfather. This figure is the result of Christian religious syncretism with the indigenous Mayan spirituality-both in terms of good and evil.
The custody rotate annually. The fourteen fraternities operate in the municipality, but the image is property known as Santa Cruz.
Images taken in Santiago de Atitlan, Guatemala.
By Rodrigo Avellaneda