San Juan Chamula , Chiapas, Mexico Photography
Photography by Bill Bell
This village near San Christobal de las Casa, is well known for its dislike of photographers, however times have hanged and although photography is still strictly forbidden, permits were being sold to allow the tourists take photographs of the market and parade.
San Juan Chamula is a municipio (municipality) and township in the Mexican state of Chiapas. It is situated some 10 km (6.2 mi) from San Cristóbal de las Casas. As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 76,941. Virtually the entire population of the municipality is indigenous and speaks an indigenous language. In 2010, the census reported that 99.5% of the population age 3 years or older speaks an indigenous language. The Tzotzil ethnic group and language dominate the municipality.