Mine. It is mine. I have chosen to portray this week’s photo challenge theme as a celebration, as a proud declaration. I did this. This is mine! This is my business, this is my art, this is my home, this is my family.
The images are from rural Nicaragua where I worked for two years with communities in the Northern areas. They show people proudly displaying something they have created, something they built for themselves or their families.
A woman cooks breakfast for her family in the Canon de Somoto, Nicaragua. She proudly serves up the traditional corn tortillas and beans at the table.
A man displays his art work in Tisey in Nicaragua. The image is a drawing of the cathedral in Esteli. He proudly shows tourists around his mountain home and characters carved out of stone. A whole world that he created with his own hands. (See The Mountain Sculptor of Tisey).
A woman displays her art. A doll’s house built from local materials in Penas Blancas, deep in the Northern mountains of Nicaragua.
A woman in the town of Matagalpa proudly cooks up corn at the Corn Festival. She is a small business owner and proud to say that this business is her own.