Mastatal–Portrait of a Changing Community
Below are a series of portraits showing facets of a community in Costa Rica. Still rural, this area has a vibrant group of native “ticos” who cultivate and harvest a variety of crops for mostly local consumption. These photographs illustrate only a part of the rich tapestry of individuals in this area. I plan on returning to undertake a project to document all of the 100 individuals in their home or business, which will be edited to create a book that celebrates the lives and livelihoods of residents of Mastatal.