travel

New Adventure // Ten days in Guatemala

 

For the last two years, I've headed to Guatemala to spend some time with my family (who live in Idaho) and to work with our favorite organization, Hug It Forward, who works with communities to address Guatemala's school shortage by constructing schools from collected rubbish. Guatemala is a country of artists, or remarkably resilient and peaceful people. 

All images © Greta Rybus

New Adventure // Senegal

 
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I spent the month of March in Saint Louis, Senegal (also called Ndar), as an artist in residence at Waaw Senegal working on a larger documentary project. It has become my favorite trip I’ve ever taken. I am absolutely fascinated by Western Africa: Senegal is a Wolof-speaking, predominantly Muslim former French colony and this cultural melange is revealed in food, music, architecture, etc. Being a visitor in a place like Senegal is exhilarating: every day provides new questions and answers and offers vibrant, intense and beautiful experiences. 

All images © Greta Rybus