Herder in the mountains

Herder in the Mountains

Piece description from the artist

One of my favorite photographs that I have ever captured. This image is of an old, half blind Guatemalan sheep herder that I met during my yearly visit to Guatemala. I met him WAY up in the mountains, about 12,000 ft above sea level. He spoke a Mayan dialect and not Spanish, so I could not openly communicate with him, but he seemed like such a content and happy man. He had with him two sheep, his hat and jacket… and most likely that is a great deal of everything he owned. Yet he had a happiness and aura to him that is indescribable.
After he parted from my group, I snapped this shot off as I was watching him walk away.

Other works by Robert Darabos

About Robert Darabos

Saginaw, MI

Robert Darabos is a current graduate student, studying and residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His most recent body of artwork deals with the use of repetition, optical illusions, abstraction, and mark making. They have an abstract quality to them, though are not necessarily abstract, and almost always contain the motif of a circle, or another geometric shape.

His medium of choice is printmaking, though recently he has been experimenting with collage work, as well as drawing. He has also been working in alternative photography processes, particularly cyanotype, and using the process as a means of fine art instead of photography and creating beautiful one-of-a-kind works of abstraction.

Robert has been showing his work in galleries and exhibitions since 2007 and have had over 50 shows, 9 of them solo, several publications and multiple awards. His work has been shown primarily in Michigan but has also appeared in Chicago, New York, Seattle, Kansas, Arizona, Philadelphia, and North Carolina, as well as internationally in Canada, England, Colombia, Australia, Japan, China, Wales and Malaysia. He has also placed works in personal, private, and permanent collections. His work is featured in international collections in Derbeyshire, England, the Chengdu Academy of Fine Art in Sichuan, China, the Hambis Printmaking Museum in Cyprus and the Museum of Modern Art in Wales, among others.

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