Archive for September 28th, 2011

City ​​Behind Bars

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

In times of insecurity and lack of freedom, we live behind security gates. Nowadays you can see them expand in all places. It doesn’t create a community atmosphere but rather restrictions, regulations and often hostility. Is this person aware of the fact that their freedom has become a very small space? Has this violence locked us? Or have we taken this measure to locked us apart from violence: “Let there be violence, but outside my home”.  Inaction and force of habit rules.

Text and photo by Myrna Hernandez

Positive Messages in Guatemala City

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

It’s easy to see bad things and there’s a lot of it. How about to search for positive messages on the streets? The first one’s  paid: advertising, but the message has value.  Is kind of refreshing bump into this sort of ads while you walk around.  Could be translated as:  “Putting together the peace”.  How convenient is that?  Incidentally, the effort comes from North American Organizations, mostly.