The Gomez-Brito Family

Jacob Aue Sobol The family has a dog. It follows 10-year-old Eliseo every morning when he walks the long way to the other side of the mountain to look after the horses. Eliseo doesn't like to walk the long way alo (...)
Jacob Aue Sobol In April, the family burn back their cornfield to prepare for the next season. The corn harvest is particularly important to the family, because corn is part of every meal the family prepares. A ba (...)
Jacob Aue Sobol Usually the family cannot afford eating anything other than vegetables and corn. They are breeding 12 chickens, but they will be sold to pay for clothing and daily necessities. During the day, the (...)
Jacob Aue Sobol When it’s dark outside and the electricity doesn’t work, and you need to use your hands for work, Diego knows how to solve the problem. 2005. © Jacob Aue Sobol | Magnum Photos
Jacob Aue Sobol Roberto is 3-years-old and is the youngest child in the family. Childhood doesn't last long for the people of Ixil, but for now Roberto can still enjoy living with the comfort of his older sisters (...)
Jacob Aue Sobol David takes a break from work. In spite of the fact that he’s only 6-years-old, David is always out of the house. Sometimes he doesn't return home before darkness falls, when his family is already (...)
Jacob Aue Sobol When Felipe goes for a walk with the goats at 5 a.m., he always passes by the big avocado tree to see if any of the fruits have fallen down. This morning there is nothing to find, but he has brough (...)
Jacob Aue Sobol Maria is 7-years-old. She doesn't go to school much because she has to help with the work. Sometimes, when there is a small break, she collects berries just for herself to eat. She says that eating (...)