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Pisac, Peru 2003 We hired a Quechua man to show us the ruins in the mountains above Pisac. He was young and agile…but I think even old Quechua are agile. He wanted us to climb this stairway so we could … Continue reading

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Life in the Andes

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Peru 2003 A girl and her mother take the family’s livestock to pasture. Although it was cold, they seemed warm enough with their wool sweaters and their hats, plus chasing after wayward livestock.  I didn’t notice the country people wearing … Continue reading

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Adapting

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Peru 2003 Look at her bundle. It looks heavy and although she is used to the high altitude,  she must have needed to rest awhile. Her hat is made so the fringe hangs down over her eyes, shading them from … Continue reading

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Peru: Little Red Riding Hood

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Peru, somewhere near Pisac 2003 I’ve been thinking of this shot for ages and finally got around to scanning it again. I love this little girl. She is dressed like an adult with her felt hat called a “montera”. She … Continue reading

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Cusco, Peru

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Cusco, Peru 2003 A young woman, proud of her baby, stops to let me photograph her. Lucky for me the harsh sunlight reflecting from the stone work softened the shadow side of her face. 

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Inca Boys

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Cusco, Peru 2003 Two boys walk past massive stone walls built by their Inca ancestors nearly a thousand years ago. To see their beautiful faces, click on the link below. Boys of Peru

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Woman Waiting

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Cusco, Peru 2003 A Peruvian woman huddles in her heavy sweater on a chill day in Cusco market. I like this woman’s face…her proud Inca profile.  And I like the fact that the photo is sharp. I can see the lines in … Continue reading

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Boys of Peru

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Cusco, Peru 2004 Oh, I love these boys. They have pride. They have dignity. They are beautiful. They are Peru.

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Peruvian Faces

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Pisac, Peru 2003 I was struck by the gentle demeanor of the people of the Andes and this young man’s face is the epitome of gentleness. He wore an unusual tribal costume that reminded me of an Eskimo’s fur parka. His … Continue reading

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The Boys of Peru

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Cusco, Peru 2003 Two boys dressed in hand-woven ponchos and knit caps stand against the massive Incan stones that form the foundation of many buildings in modern Cusco.  

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