Sullorky is a popular district in Lima, Peru, with almost 100,000 habitants. Although is completely surrounded by upscale districts, it is mostly a lower-middle class one. The old town area of Sullorky is known to be dangerous and tourists are discouraged from walking there alone, as it is rife with thieves, gang violence and drugs, but at the same time Sullorky is full of hard working people, commerce is the main activity of this town , you can find, fix, sell and buy almost anything or everything here. The next is the first group of pictures of this hard working people. Additional galleries will come.
Angelica Chinen, 60.
Isaac Segura, 66.
Jacinto Herreras, 44.
Jorge De La Cruz, 35.
Kristian Castro, 42.
Moises Jibaja, 50.
Narcisa Sierra, 58.
Paul Ayala, 46.
Ruth Lino, 52.
The Mochica’s Fishermen Agustin Piminchumo and his Caballitos de Totora at his shop
Huanchaco is a beachside town and touristic spot located in Trujillo, 574 Km north of Lima, with 38,134 habitants. It is well known for its surf breaks, Caballitos de Totora, and its Ceviche.
There are only a few fishermen who still work with the traditional caballitos de totora used by their ancestors for the past 3,000 years.
Today the new generations of Mochicans don’t want to become a fisherman anymore because the pay is too low, instead they choose surfing as a sport and they go to College to study a different career.
Some specialists say that in the next decade The Mochicas Fishermen will disappear.
Industrial depredation of the marine flora and fauna,
Urban sprawl and maritime erosion; sweeping away what is left of the Swamps of Huanchaco.
Fisherman Jaime Arroyo,56, returning from the ocean with his first pick of fish, he will go back one more time
Today’s fish “Cachema”
Carlos Cuba, 44, and Jaime Arroyo, 56, pose for a portrait in The Totorales
The sickle tool, used to pick up the totora, to build their vessels
Victor Huamanchuco, 65, choosing the totora. You have to let it dry for two weeks, after that it will be ready
Head Shot of Victor Huamanchuco, 65.
Head Shot of Jaime Arroyo, 56.
Head Shot of Carlos Cuba, 44.
Jaime Arroyo, 56, sells the fish after he reaches the shore
He divides the fish by size
Gustavo Castillo, 19, the youngest fisherman. He is the only young fisherman part of the new generation
Portrait of Gustavo Castillo, 19, his wife Natalie, 18, and daughter Allison, 1 month-old
Victor Huamanchuco comes back after a working day in the Ocean
Victor Huamanchuco poses for a portrait
Agustin Piminchumo, 80, former fisherman and current artisan, poses with a fishing boat (bolichera) built by him
Agustin Piminchumo and his Caballitos de Totora at his shop
Victor Cosme, 64, and his son Carlos, 34, who is a mechanic, getting ready to cook a typical dish “sudado de pescado” with fresh fish from the day