Boys with Machetes, San Marcos, Guatemala

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© Charles Rushton
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UploadedJanuary 26, 2013
TakenJanuary 16, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D90
Exposure1/250 sec at f/3.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length20 mm
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These boys were waiting with their mother a a bus stop. The label on one machete suggests that they just bought them and are probably takng them home to the family farm.

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  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (26 Jan 2013):

    FAB tough portrait, Charles!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (26 Jan 2013):


  • kenneth boston

    kenneth boston gave props (26 Jan 2013):

    wonderful shot.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (26 Jan 2013):

    Excellent portrait of life and I'll bet these children are used to hard work on the farm...They look healthy and they have strength at a young age.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (26 Jan 2013):

    They seem so young to be holding such dangerous implements!!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (26 Jan 2013):

    Fantastic portrait!!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (26 Jan 2013):

    I have such mixed emotions when looking at this--powerful

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (26 Jan 2013):

    somewhat surprising to see little guys so young with these "weapons". though i guess if it's for farm work they would just be called "tools".

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (26 Jan 2013):

    Quite right, they are tools use to clear brush and weeds from farm land. It is more accurate to think of them as the equivalent of a carpenter's hammer or a mason's trowel than as weapons.

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    I understand but still has a scary look to it with those 'tools' in the hands of children!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (29 Jan 2013):

    A great photo but somewhat disturbing even if the machetes are more tools than weapons. Powerful image!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (18 Nov 2014):

    well done!!!

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