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Aldous Huxley famously said of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, "It really is too much of a good thing." With three volcanoes rising from its ultra-clear waters and twelve distinct Mayan towns resting on its banks, Lake Atitlan is claimed by some to be one of three energy vortexes on the planet and said by many to be the most beautiful lake in the world.

These photographs from Eric Mencher, taken during a three month visit in 2010, look to capture that beauty and energy, expressed and embodied by both the extraordinary landscapes and the unique people of the Lake Atitlan area.


About the Author

Eric Mencher
emencher1 Philadelphia, Pa. United States
As a photojournalist at The Philadelphia Inquirer until August, 2009, I traveled the world, the country and the region photographing everything from wars to World Series. Now I work on personal photographic projects, including many with my wife, Kass Mencher. For over a decade we've worked on a series titled "Duets", which juxtaposes our pictures of the same place, person, event or landscape. We're currently finishing a decade-long project on the Lincoln Highway, the first cross-country road in the United States and preparing for an exhibition of our Guatemala photos at the Meson Panza Verde Gallery in Antigua, Guatemala.

Publish Date  January 06, 2011

Dimensions  Small Square  58 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Travel

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Comments (1)


edventuremam says

I first saw this book at Blind Lemon's in San Marcos, Guatemala... and fell in love... first with the lake, then with San Marcos, then with Blind Lemon's, then with the book, finally with the photographers themselves. Stunningly beautiful, all of the above! We'll treasure the book and I'm framing the card you brought to dinner as a personal memento of Eric & Kass. Buy the book... then go to the Lago.

posted at 01:48pm Apr 25 PST

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