tortillas, originally uploaded by jenniferlarson.

I don’t know if I mentioned this earlier. I went to Mexico with Global Citizens Network (GCN), a nonprofit I work for as a graphic designer. They lead volunteer/cultural immersion trips to indigenous communities around the world where they help with community-led projects. About a month ago I asked them if they would like me to go on one of their trips sometime to photograph. They said yes, and three weeks later I was in Mexico! I’ll be working on a story of my adventures and the experiences of the family that was on the trip. So if you have travel magazine contacts, let me know.

Today we went to Chicueyaco, the village GCN has been working with for a number of years on a health center for their village. We helped them build a bathoom and patio outside the small health center building. Our work consisted mostly of carrying bags of sand and gravel for concrete down a steep trail about a 1/3 mile long.

We ate some amazing food on this trip–especially these handmade tortillas. When were were in the village each day, we were welcomed into this home for lunch. This is Concha making tortillas. I love the slap, slap, slap sound of forming the tortillas.

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baby, originally uploaded by jenniferlarson.

I’m always a sucker for dolls lying on the floor. So forlorn or something. I probably have a pretty big collection of these shots by now . . .

December 15.   The sweet 5-day-old baby of dear friends.  I was honored to spend some time photographing the three of them this morning.

December 12.

August 27.  This one used to be mine.

August 20.  Baby Niko, who is one of two (sister Samantha).

August 3.