Life is hard in this corrugated tin village set amid macadamia and coffee plantations in Guatemala. The Coyan family lives here with 9 kids and grandma. Usually there is only one meal per day. Over 50% of Guatemala lives in poverty. And with the demand for biofuel, much of the land is growing corn to transport to the U.S. for fuel vs staying in Guatemala for food.
Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, I am a Chicagoan now. I work in media strategy for an advertising agency, though photography is my passion. I am a traveling, coffee drinking, dog lover who spends too much time in the office. As I get older, I aim to do more--more travel, more with my photography. Favorite photo situations are essays from the streets and homes of the world.