Luis González Palma was born in Guatemala in 1957 and resides in Argentina. A self-taught photographer, Gonzalez Palma studied architecture and cinematography at The Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala. In 1992 he left architecture to become a full-time photographer. Within the next ten years this part-Indian, part-Spanish artist became one of the most venerated Latin American photographers of his generation. His goal is to bring honor and dignity to all Mayan people who have suffered violence and racism at the hands of the Guatemalan government through eye-to-eye contact between the viewer and the person captured in the photograph.