Holly Wilmeth was born and raised in Guatemala. As the daughter of a farmer and teacher, she spent half her time in the city and the other half in the dense jungles and agricultural landscapes of Guatemala. She is a freelance photographer and holds a degree in Political Science and Languages and speaks fluent Spanish, German, and English. After university she moved to Japan for two years, where she taught English and cultural diversity to rural communities. She has traveled to over 50 countries as a cultural observer and avid hiker, living with nomad families in the Tibetan mountains as well as the Saharan desert. Her passion for ethnic cultures and hiking has taken her around the world, from the remote corners of East Asia to the far north of Mongolia.
Her journey in photography began on the streets of Guatemala and its countryside, documenting the culture and people’s relation to agriculture. After two years in Japan she returned to the US in 2003 to pursue a career in photography. She attended the SALT Institute for Documentary Studies, worked at Aurora Stock Agency, and apprenticed with Robb Kendrick. As a documentary photographer she focuses on in depth stories relating culture, diversity and people and their environment. She is based in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico with her husband Sky and puppy Pistola.
Her work has been published in international publications such as National Geographic Adventure, New York Times, CARE, TIME Magazine, GEO Magazine, Monocle, The Economist, Travel & Leisure, etc.
Images you see on this website are available for purchase and printed on an ultrasmooth fine art paper in two sizes. A 29″x 19″ with a 3″ white margin is US$500.00 (plus shipping) or a 40″x 20″ with a 2″ white margin is US$800.00 (plus shipping).