Miquel Dewever-Playa

Catalan by birth, Miquel Dewever-Plana chose to devote his life to the fight for indigenous rights after studying photojournalism in Paris.

Travelling through Mexico and Guatemala between 1995 and 2000, he committed his time to studying the thirty Mayan peoples. The 170 colour photographs in his first book, “Mayas” (CLD Editions) are a precious testimony of an ancient lifestyle undergoing change. In 2012, with the French journalist Isabelle Fougere, he directed the web-documentary “Alma, A Tale of Violence”, produced by Arte, Upian and Agence VU (alma.arte.tv) and awarded with several prizes including the 1st Prize for Web-documentaries for World Press Photo 2013.