Lifting the lid
A collaborative portrait series

Lifting the lid is a collaborative photo project which seeks to bring to light the struggles that gay people face in Guatemala. The project consists of interviews and a set of portraits which during the interviews, the subjects were asked to think of a word that has been with them throughout their journey, this word is represented on the piece of tape covering their mouths. By shining a much needed spotlight on gay issues here in Guatemala, it will hopefully give confidence and support to those who live in fear inside of a very repressed and religious country.

'People have the right to be who they truly are, there will be struggles along the way but with this project I hope peoples voices will be heard, loud and clear and we can start bringing change to Guatemala'.