Category Archives: Reportage

Alpaqueros from Ayacucho, Part 2

This year, I decided to get to know Ayacucho through their people, up close and personally, by the best way that I can do, using my photography.  This adventure is not only a 3,000km trip, is a personal journey in which I have learned to value life and it’s simply things.  I left Ayacucho with a lot of them on me and hoping having left a little bit of me as well.

Alpaqueros from Ayacucho, Peru

Union, strength, loyalty, shelter, the Andean family develop themselves though hardworking, harvesting the resources provided by their land. They stand in front of my lens with a true commitment, transmitting peace and showing me their hearts. Children with sheer spirits and full of love passing on tender but at the same time strength.

Quinoa and Potatoes Farmers at 11,000 Ft ASL

An expedition, some might call it an adventure or even an assignment, for me is reconnecting with my roots, my ethnicity and the marvelous harvest from my Terruño (Land).

After driving endless hours in The Andes the reward was just there, waiting.

Real People is getting hard to find in todays world full of materialism, consumerism and social inequality.

These are some of the pictures from the Local People I met in Wuarochiri, Lima, Peru.

Sonia Soberats

Seeing With Photography Collective (SWPC):

www.seeingwithphotography.com 

SWPC is a group of photographers based in New York City who are visually impaired, have limited sight or are totally blind, lead by Artist Mark Andres.

Between 2002 and 2005 I was part of SWPC as a volunteer photographer. The experience helped me to build my foundation as a photographer and to understand the different characteristics of light. My contribution was to help the blind photographers set up the camera, flash lights and to be the guide for them before the actual shoot, followed by helping to develop the sheets of 4×6 film and, the most important part, to describe the final picture to them.

In those years, Sonia Soberats (member of SWPC), and I became very close. I documented her for several months. The next series of pictures tell her story as a blind artist. Currently she works with digital capture.

Hurricane Sandy

Cusco

NYC Subway

When I first came to NYC it called my attention the Subway system. With a weekday average of ridership of 5.4 million users through NYC’s five boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx and Staten Island) and 22 different routes, NYC subway system ranks number 7th. in the world, being Tokyo number 1. Obsessed with this mass transit system, the following pictures are the result of several years of documentary photography.

Navidad