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David Walter Banks May 20, 2008

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Guatemala.
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David Walter Banks (b 1982) is an Atlanta based photographer specializing in editorial and commercial photography through conceptual portraiture and documentary work. David attempts to create images that transcend their everyday context and lean towards the surreal. David’s clients include The New York Times, Stern Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Fader Magazine, Golf Digest, Spin Magazine, XXL Magazine, Sporting News, and Interscope Records among others. When not on assignment, David can be found photographing personal work and hanging out with his dog Highland.

About the Photograph:

This photograph was made while traveling through Guatemala and documenting it’s people and culture for a month with photographer Kendrick Brinson. The image was taken during a religious processional around the Parque Central in Antigua, Guatemala. The processional followed a cacophony of firecrackers which covered the street of the town’s square. This old man playing the flute and young boy playing the drum led the the candlelit procession as they chanted and played instruments on New Year’s Day. David also documented the epidemic of childhood malnutrition in the country during the same trip.