About the Book
Market Day at Chicicastenago 1981 is a collection of 30 color and toned black and white photographs taken during my 1981 visit to Chichicastenango in Guatemala. Chichicastenango is simply known as Chichi, and is famous for its traditional K'iche' Maya culture and two colorful market days. Also shown are the “traje”- traditional beautiful Mayan costumes. The pictures show the market as it was in 1981.
James F. Olander is a photographer, author, and playwright currently living in Arlington Virginia. He has traveled to over one hundred countries and island groups worldwide, always with a camera. His career was as a Federal Administrator, but his life passions have always been history, art, photography, travel, and theatre. His writings have appeared in publications, and his pictures have been featured in publications, magazines, calendars and in exhibits in Europe, Asia and in North America. His work is now in private collections worldwide. He has been a tour guide and helped organize tours and lectures in a number of International cities.