chiapas photo tour
Mendez family coffee farm in Tenejapa

“I have to say, you all did an excellent job searching for and then finding the perfect guide, Patricio. His presence and wealth of information pulled all the experiences together. The historical and cultural context within which he presented information made the experiences richer, more meaningful, more comprehensible.

Your choice of excursions, also excellent, offered more than I had imagined a week long workshop could entail. It’s hard for me to pinpoint, single out, a favorite experience, they were all so exciting, in different ways.  There is however, an image of the mountain-top cemetery, etched in my mind’s eye. I find myself going there in my mind, at times unexpected, just to re-see the incredible colors and sights. The families/groups that we were able to meet, visit and make connections with was an invaluable part, giving the experience another dimension.  We were able to photograph someone we had made a connection with.

 Okay, to the camera part.  I came as a complete and total novice, never having gotten out of auto. I can not thank you both enough for your patience and guidance.  I can now say with pride, I know how to use my camera in a way that I have only dreamed of!!!  I have miles to go, but taking those first steps with you all have given me the confidence and energy to move forward. Can’t wait for your next workshop!
I think because you both love San Cristobol and have been there for years, out experience was more positive.  You all moved around the city with ease, knowing your way around and having already made some local friends. In this way you all were great guides also.”
Gilda – Chiapas 2017
“Michael & Jennifer are the perfect couple to enjoy exploring cultures and photography. The Chiapas itinerary was summarized daily, questions answered, and photography opportunities and constraints discussed.

In short, Chiapas wowed us. Exploring culture and photography in a dramatic green mountainous setting provided great photo opportunities and many memories. The Tenejapa coffee growing cooperative family and Magdalenas weaving cooperative family will be in our hearts for many, many years. Día de los Muertos at a mountaintop cemetery was a kaleidoscope of floral color and deep valley views. Observing blending of pre-Columbian and Catholic faiths at the semi-closed community of Chamula was unforgettable. Walking tours of San Cristobal, photo editing sessions and great food completed several days. Patrick, our local guide, was great fun. His humor and deep understanding of all things Mexico enriched our experience.

Would we go on another photo tour with Michael and Jennifer? Absolutely. We felt like friends due to their easy conversational style.”

Bill & A – Chiapas 2017