Bolivian Character

In late April this year I was travelling through western Bolivia on my way to Peru. After seeing a photo in a coffee table photo-book I made an impulse detour to visit a place called Sorata. The photograph showed a town clinging to a mountainside above an apparently bottomless valley. Above rose fully cultivated hillsides…

500 years in the mouth of hell

This is the entrance to a mining cooperative on the side of a desert mountain above the altiplano of Bolivia. Movement is slow today as it is semana santa and most miners are at home with their families. Hand-painted on the front wall by the gates to the co-op is a sign selling helmets, gloves,…