by Marianne Mangold
Born in Germany and well-traveled through Europe, North and Central America, Marianne Mangold became exposed to diverse cultures, fostering an appreciation for native art. Her passion for Maya culture began in the jungles of Guatemala and intensified in Belize. Working as a field photographer for an archaeological team, Marianne had the opportunity to enter long forgotten caves harboring ancient art. Subsequent studies of Mesoamerican history lured her back to the jungle to capture images of the fading Maya culture.
Marianne's photographs are published in national newspapers and magazines and exhibited in galleries in Santa Cruz, Carmel, Monterey and private collections internationally.