Lola Reid Allin

During my career as an Airline Transport Pilot I acquired nearly 6,000 hours of flight time. I have flown single & multi-engine aircraft on wheels, floats, and skis. At the University of Waterloo (Psych’87) I studied psychology, genetics, and anthropology.

Spurred by an appreciation of indigenous cultures, I relocated to Mexico’s Yucatan (1993-96). I continue to travel throughout MesoAmerica living with the K’ekchi, Mopan, and Lacandon Maya documenting their lives in text and photographs.

My photographic works have been awarded numerous Jurors’ Choice and Honorable mentions.

My volunteer work includes photographic documentation of medical missions, classroom teaching, and companion at a seniors’ residence (Honduras, Kenya, and Guatemala). I am a Rotarian.

Since 1993, I have been traveling MesoAmerica documenting my ethnographic study of K’ekchi, Mopan, and Lacandon Maya in text and photographs, some of which have been published recently as Masks of the Maya. Accompanied by explanatory text, this text couples the Modern Maya with an exploration of Ancient Maya symbolism, an expression of their worldview, revealed through artistic media displayed on structures and stelae. Available at Greenley’s Bookstore or from
I offer PowerPoint Lectures with images of the Modern Maya, Maya Archaeological Sites, as well as images gathered from world travels.

I have received numerous Jurors’ Choice and Honorable Mention Awards.
My essays & photographs have been published in:
• National Geographic Society
• The Globe & Mail – The Toronto Star – The National Post
• Verge Magazine: Travel with Purpose

Contact Info
613-966-4417 613-966-4417
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