Antigua, Guatemala 2021
I was living in Beijing China during the pandemic and decided it would be a good idea to leave before any major restrictions had been set in place. I ended up traveling to Guatemala on April 25, 2021. At that time, wearing masks in public was still a policy for residents but seemed like it was optional for tourists. During my exploration of Antigua, while photographing a series focusing on Spanish colonial style architecture, I saw two Mayan women walking with their daily grocery haul wearing traditional Mayan attire and their masks down in plain sight. I could tell that people had had enough of the restrictions.
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Edward Rivera is a Life Magazine featured photographer who exhibited at NFTNYC and the Stratosphere exhibitions. Rivera was an English teacher for ten years and decided to focus on art full time after he discovered the world of NFTs. A native of Harrison, New Jersey, he goes by “Roving Rivera” since he has ten years of experience traveling to 45 different countries on five continents. Rivera’s artwork will be on display at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the permanent gallery at the Ithra Museum in Saudi Arabia. Rivera’s photography is versatile, rich in culture and history and always pushing the boundaries of creativity and storytelling. His mission is to use his art as a resource to help other artists be seen through exhibitions and galleries. Learn more about Rivera and see his NFTs here.