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Don Juan

A photograph of Don Juan, an older man in Samaipata, Bolivia In our elderly series, we have arrived at Samaipata, a mountain village in Bolivia. Here I portray the people who have been born and raised here decades ago. Don Juan is 62 years old, and lives in a house with his mother, daughter and grandchild. In the spring and fall he works with his tractor […] Continue reading →

Doña Magdalena

This is Doña Magdalena, she is 85 years old. She has been running the restaurant in front of her house. This was the place where she raised her 7 children and ran her business. This year she lost her daughter at the age of 52 and she has not recovered from that loss. Continue reading →

Doña Hubaldina

We have arrived to Samaipata, a mountain village in Bolivia in the foothills of the Andes. Here we portray the people who have been born and raised in this town. Doña Hubaldina is an 86 years old woman. Her family has been living in Samaipata for generations. She has one daughter and one son. Her […] Continue reading →