Monday, September 21, 2009

Vintage (Not Sonja or Family)

These are my three favorite photos from six months spent in Costa Rica in the fall of 2001 with the Organization for Tropical Studies. We visited a native Indian village on the Tican border with Panama, some of the very poorest people in Costa Rica. Life is difficult: they reside on piss poor mountain reservations and depend on the forest for subsistence living.
I don't normally dwell on regrets but I do wish I had sent along copies of these photos to the OTS representative at Las Cruces who would have been able to forward them along to the families. He asked us to do it, and I never did. The process of obtaining copies and sending them via international mail to a remote field station seemed like too much work at the time. How I wish I'd followed through.