Tortillas wrapped in a cloth to keep them warm and placed in the center of the table. Portions of tortillas are used as spoons for scooping the black bean soup. Dario and Herculana and their family in their kitchen. Chichimilá, Yucatán, 1976.
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Macduff Everton’s portraits of Maya people on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula

Tortillas wrapped in a cloth to keep them warm and placed in the center of the table. Portions of tortillas are used as spoons for scooping the black bean soup. Dario and Herculana and their family in their kitchen. Chichimilá, Yucatán, 1976. (Macduff Everton)
Chucho sitting at his table, waiting for water to boil on his fire at 5 a.m. Ruinas de Aké, Yucatán, 1976. (Macduff Everton)
Elut working cattle on foot in the corral. Rancho Tunkas, Yucatán, 1976. (Macduff Everton)
Diego cleaning out a channel that he’s cut in chicozapote to collect the resin (chicle) used as the base for chewing gum. South of Tulum, Quintana Roo, 1971. (Macduff Everton)
Jacinta Chi Tun, in doorway of her house, with her children. Monte Cristo, Yucatan, 1971. (Macduff Everton)
Pablo Canche Balam, with a friend. Tulum, Quintana Roo, 1971. (Macduff Everton)
Fernando Puc Che and his wife, Florencia Caamal Tus, resting in a hammock with their daughter, Lidia Maria Puc Caamal. Chichimilá, Yucatán, 1976. (Macduff Everton)
Enelio Puc Poot waiting for the music to begin. Enelio asked me to photograph him dancing while we were both attending a baptism party. Almost everyone moved out of the way. Chichimilá, Yucatán. 1976. (Macduff Everton)
Left, Martina, Rancho San Antonio Nuevo, 1989. Right, Martina, Kankabdzonot, 2011.  (Macduff Everton)
Dario and Herculana, 1971 (top) and 2008. (Macduff Everton)
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