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Latin America's longest civil war ended in 1996. The peace accord between Guatemala's conservative government and the Marxist guerrilla group the URNG brought an end to 36 years of conflict, with almost 150,000 people killed and another 50,000 still missing. Most of the victims were the Mayan people, who were brutally oppressed by both sides.

Thomas Hoepker has visited Guatemala six times since 1991, and in "Return of the Maya", he has documented the Maya's rediscovery of their magnificent culture and history. Of special concern is the Maya's search through the killing fields for their dead, and of the rituals, both Catholic and Mayan, that are central to their culture and which has helped them begin to heal their emotional and societal wounds. Hoepker has captured many aspects of this remarkable period of transition, and has arranged them in an array of astonishing photographs that will disturb, enchant, and amaze.

Signed by Thomas Hoepker

Book Details

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 144
  • Size: 11.5 x 9.5 x 1 inches
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
  • Publication Year: 1998
  • ISBN: 0805060073

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Available in a limited quantity in the Magnum Shop, this book has been signed by Thomas Hoepker. This book by Hoepker documents Latin America's longest civil war in Guatemala. In it, Hoepker documents the Mayan rediscovery of their culture.


Latin America's longest civil war ended in 1996. The peace accord between Guatemala's conservative government and the Marxist guerrilla group the URNG brought an end to 36 years of conflict, with almost 150,000 people killed and another 50,000 still missing. Most of the victims were the Mayan people, who were brutally oppressed by both sides.

Thomas Hoepker has visited Guatemala six times since 1991, and in "Return of the Maya", he has documented the Maya's rediscovery of their magnificent culture and history. Of special concern is the Maya's search through the killing fields for their dead, and of the rituals, both Catholic and Mayan, that are central to their culture and which has helped them begin to heal their emotional and societal wounds. Hoepker has captured many aspects of this remarkable period of transition, and has arranged them in an array of astonishing photographs that will disturb, enchant, and amaze.

Signed by Thomas Hoepker

Book Details

Dust Jacket shows signs of shelf wear

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 144
  • Size: 11.5 x 9.5 x 1 inches
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
  • Publication Year: 1998
  • ISBN: 0805060073

The Magnum Store usually ships orders at least three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To calculate shipping please go to your Cart.

International Orders:
Please note that if you choose First Class International for orders up to 4lbs or up to $400, delivery can take up to 30 days and tracking may not be available for your country.

If you choose Priority Mail International for your order delivery usually takes between 6 to 10 days depending on your country. Tracking will always be available.

If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email store@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.