The photographs in these galleries were taken in 2008 and 2009 as part of a project that aimed to investigate the nature of the people of Honduras with an emphasis on the contributions of long marginalized ethnic minority populations. It was envisioned as a collaboration between musician Guillermo Anderson, historian Darío Euraque, (then director of the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History) and photographer Pablo Delano. Anderson, Euraque and Delano traveled extensively in Honduras during 2008-2009 with the aim of creating a book of photographs by Delano with an accompanying disk of original music by Anderson and a critical essay by Euraque. The book was to be published by the Institute under Euraque’s leadership and distributed to all schools and universities in Honduras. This was one of many innovative projects that reflected a new set of progressive state cultural policies. However, the coup d’etat of June 28, 2009 put an end to the book's publication - for the time being.

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