These are the western reaches of the Amazon. Without a plane, the only way in or out is through one of the many tributaries that carve up this northern corner of Peru. These farmers live a pioneer lifestyle sending their crops down river to Yurimaguas in exchange for soap, paper and any other basic goods […]
The dry highland region surrounding Lake Titicaca spans the border between Peru and Bolivia. On our way to Puno—the largest city on the Peruvian side—our bus was caught in the midst of a large protest. Led by an Aymara mother’s group, local communities blockaded the highway demanding water and food security.
Lampuuk, like the entire coast of northwestern Sumatra, was devastated by the tsunami. In this town, an entire generation of school children were nearly wiped out. This is one of the survivors. Despite the trauma, he still spends most of his day in and around the sea fishing, surfing and thinking.