Due to longtime geographic isolation, centuries of mistreatment, and more recent religious and political upheaval, visitors to Tzotzil communities are received with differing degrees of hospitality, hostility, or indifference. Some municipios have enacted rules outlawing photography in public spaces, and individuals may or may not permit outsiders to photograph them. People who violate these restrictions may be fined or jailed, have their equipment confiscated, or be subjected to violent responses.