Posts Tagged ‘bolivia’

Pierre Verger in Peru & Bolivia

February 25, 2011

French photographer Pierre Verger (1902-1996) is better known for his work in Bahia, Brazil where he studied the African diaspora and eventually becoming a priest of the Candomble religion.

In the 1930s and 1940s he traveled the world and took photos as he went. The Fundação Pierre Verger has a very large catalog of his images, organized by region. The selection below is from Peru and Bolivia. I love his portraits, mostly taken in bright sunlight. It’s a shame the website has them at such small sizes.

© Pierre Verger

© Pierre Verger

© Pierre Verger

© Pierre Verger

© Pierre Verger

© Pierre Verger

© Pierre Verger

Via American Suburb X which recently published two articles about Verger [one, two].

Pietro Paolini – Bolivianas

October 6, 2010

Pietro Paolini - Bolivianas

Pietro Paolini - Bolivianas

Pietro Paolini - Bolivianas

Pietro Paolini gives us a tour of the cultural changes going on in Bolivia. From his statement:

Those images represent a trip through the country, in this moment of popular consciousness change, without knowing how will be the future, but with the firm belief that they won’t be able to come back.

Via Mrs. Deane. I’d love to feature work by Bolivian photographers. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment.

Reinaldo Loureiro – El Alto, Bolivia

October 4, 2010

Reinaldo Loureir0 - El Alto

Reinaldo Loureiro - El Alto

Reinaldo Loureiro - El Alto

Images from Reinaldo Loureiro‘s series on El Alto, examining the gritty suburb of La Paz that were the scene of the riots prior to Evo Morales’ ascension to power.