Born in Germany and well traveled through
Europe, North and Central America, Marianne Mangold became exposed to
diverse cultures, fostering an appreciation for native art. Her passion
for Maya culture began in the jungles of Guatemala and intensified in
Belize. Working as a field photographer for an archaeological team,
Marianne had the opportunity to enter long forgotten caves harboring
ancient art. Subsequent studies of Mesoamerican history lured her back
to the jungle to capture images of the fading Maya culture.
Her early work was exclusively black and white while studying under
several master photographers including Henry Gilpin, Cole Weston, Brad
Cole and Edna Bullock, but her most recent images have captured the
brilliant colors of Central America.
Working as a correspondent photojournalist with a Belize magazine for
eight years, Marianne's assignments included coverage on charity dental
missions in remote Maya villages, extreme cave rescue training,
traditional Lacandon Indians hidden in an insecure Chiapas region and a
donated California van driven to a desperate orphanage in Central
Marianne's photographs are published in national newspapers and
magazines and exhibited in galleries in Santa Cruz, Carmel, Monterey and
private collections internationally.
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