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In a minivan on a way back to Sucre on a sunny sunday afternoon after visiting the picturesque handicrafts market of Tarabuco, Bolivia.

I fell asleep as soon as I took my sit at the very back of the car. I woke up some minutes later with my head bouncing on the window because of the bumpy road. Right opposite to me, in a tiny space between a Cholita's hat (native Bolivian woman) and the window I saw this Quechua man leaning his head on his hand and trying to get some sleep like everybody else.

This was my visual space and even though barely awake I immediately took my D60 from the rucksack and mounted my beloved 55-200mm Nikkor VR (ideal for close-ups) and snapped this photo while he was sleeping...

I see in his face not only a face but also a living footprint of History. I see centuries of hard work in the fields carved in his wrinkles. The crossroads of different cultures mixed in time.
I also immediately thought of the Australian
Aborigines' faces, of the Peruvians who are today a mix of Quechua, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and African people who represent a real mirror of a multi-layered history depicted in their genes.

I believe that all this mixture represents an invaluable source of richness.

I felt I had a mission after this encounter.
This mission was to document that South American richness and to show it to the rest of the world.

This is my first upload. Thanks for helping me out improving my skills with honest and sincere criticism. I am here to learn and to share my travel experiences through my passion for photography.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Francesco Carollo (Ceekoolo) (30)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-12-13
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-01-30 19:02
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