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Bolivian Girl


Bolivian Girl
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Copyright: Joris Matthe (Tenfold) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 15 N: 138] (932)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-07
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon A570IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-11 8:51
Viewed: 2035
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I shot this in a small hamlet somewhere in the Southern Bolivian wastelands. Around 50 people lived here and many children among them. We were told an interesting story there;

The people make their living with lama herding. Once in a month a truck stops by to take some lamas to 'nearby' Tupiza. It is the nearest town, but still some 150km (95 miles) away. But the lamas roam free over the land and only come home to sleep and to get some extra water to drink. So when there are no lamas when the truck stops by, the people and their lamas make the trip to Tupiza on foot. The whole journey takes about a month so they are back just in time to for the next load. Ok, nothing to do with this photo, but the photo was obvious anyway. ;-)

Cheers

Joris

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Hi Joris, I really like this colorful little girl up against what appears to be a very old brick wall. Liked the interesting note too.
Trudy

Joris: i truly like this photo, the composition is wonderful, biu the laight you catched, so intense, and the shadows in between the bricks, makes it very interesting.
Congratulatins
María José

Hello Joris,
that would have been a nice picture for the brick theme too!!
lovely pink colours, your have positioned the little girl very well on the picture. great people shot!
LuDivine

Nice texture and superb portrait.

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