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[Keith Dannemiller photographs of Guatemalan Mayan refugees in Chiapas].
BANC PIC 2019.061--AX; BANC PIC 2019.061--C; BANC PIC 2019.061
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[Keith Dannemiller photographs of Guatemalan Mayan refugees in Chiapas]


Dannemiller, Keith, creator, photographer.


Portraits, views and scenes documenting various aspects of daily life among Mayan refugees from Guatemala taken in the La Cieneguita refugee camp (later named Nueva Libertad) in Chiapas, Mexico. Also includes an oversize color photographic print of a section of United States-Mexico border wall taken east of El Paso, Texas in 2009 (C folder).


1991 (issued)


n-us-tx -- n-mx---
Mayas -- Mexico -- Chiapas -- Photographs
Refugees -- Guatemala -- Photographs
Refugee camps -- Mexico -- Photographs
United States -- Boundaries -- Mexico -- Photographs
Mexico -- Boundaries -- United States -- Photographs


Title devised by cataloger.
Most prints signed by photographer: Keith Dannemiller.
From artist's statement on photographer's website: "...I made my first visit to the refugee camp of La Cieneguita in January of 1991. In the coming years I would return numerous times to photograph in the community attempting to document the daily life of the individuals and families that were establishing roots in Mexico. The group from Cieneguita that I was photographing was one that had received land from the Mexican Government. It was in a dry, parched, semi-desert area, christened Nueva Libertad, where an existing irrigation canal served as the only source of drinking water and also as the only place for bathing."
Artist's statement filed with collection material.
Photograph of border wall (no. 17) shelved in oversize folder as BANC PIC 2019.061--C.
Keith Dannemiller photographs of Mayan refugees in Chiapas, BANC PIC 2019.061, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from Keith Dannemiller ; 2019.
Item list available in library.



Physical Description:

17 photographs in 16 folders and 1 oversize folder : chiefly gelatin silver prints ; sheets 51 x 61 cm or smaller




BANC PIC 2019.061--AX
BANC PIC 2019.061--C
BANC PIC 2019.061