Photographs made by Betty Bernice Faust in Campeche, Mexico, documenting Maya Indians and ceremonies. The collection also includes images of logging trucks and the Temple of Five Stories at Edzna, as well as two photographs by Bret Diamond.
Betty Bernice Faust (possibly b. 1942) researches rural communities of Mayan heritage and their interaction with the biophysical environment. She obtained a master's degree in public administration (1982) and PhD in anthropology (1988) from Syracuse University and spent fifteen years as a senior researcher in the Human Ecology Department of the Mexican government's federal Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV-IPN). The photographs in this collection document two research projects, which were funded by the Shell International Foundation of Dissertation Research in Developing Countries (1985-1986), the Werner-Gren Foundation (1992-1993), and CINESTAV.