Gertrude Duby de Blom was born in the countryside near Bern in 1901. In 1942, when she arrived in Chiapas to make a report on the Lacandones inspired by the works of Jacques Soustelle, she met Frans and abandoned journalism and, together with him, dedicated herself to Anthropology and photography. Upon Frans' death the deterioration of the Lacandon Jungle, the quality of rural life and the cultural heritage of Chiapas motivated her to become the main defender of all the natural and historical wealth that she had known.

Gertrude Duby

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