Gran Poder

UNESCO Wold Heritage event (Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity) Inevitably it is necessary to give a historical perspective of this yearly festival that takes place in the city of La Paz, Bolivia. The celebration transforms and stimulates the social life of La Paz every year, emanating from a particular way of understanding and living Andean Catholicism. The Parade begins with a procession through the western…

To Serranía de Murillo

This collection of 11 images are the result of two walks high up in the Bolivian Andes.I arrived on a Wednesday to one of the highest airports in the world at 4061.5 meters over sea level. The air is very thin at that altitude.Three days later on Sunday, two friends invited me to walk to view the great mountain range Serranías de Murillo, you can…

Somewhere in the Andes

One of the snow peaks of Cordillera Quimsa Cruz. To perceive the magnitude of this panorama it is worth pointing out the herd of llamas and alpacas (minuscule dots) to the left of the laguna. (Possibly 16°58’23.8″S 67°30’32.6″W)

In the clouds

This is the first image of a new collection: Imaginations VI. Please visit the other collections. Thank you!

Returning to La Paz: four aspects

I present 45 photographs on La Paz that I have taken in the 70’s. All film, analogue work, scanned recently for the on-line exhibition with the same name. This selection was done by Albumen Gallery‘s director Stephan Schmid. These are the subjects covered: Cityscapes Landscape Places People Albumen Gallery, Fine Art Photography, has the pleasure to announce the publication of the exhibition images of Returning to…

Returning to La Paz: THE BOOK

  Albumen Gallery, Fine Art Photography, has the pleasure to announce the publication of the exhibition images of Returning to La Paz in book form. Please follow this link to view the description and to order your copy: https://albumen-gallery.com/index.php/books/returning-la-paz/ La galería Albumen que expone las fotografías sobre La Paz en los años 70, Returning to La Paz – imágenes paceñas, tiene el agrado de ofrecer la publicación del libro con…

Returning to La Paz – Imágenes Paceñas

Albumen Gallery, Fine Art Photography is showcasing 45 of my analogue photographs taken in the early 70’s. Please follow this link to visit the exhibition: Albumen Gallery. https://albumen-gallery.com/index.php?cID=1460 ‘Returning to La Paz‘ is an hommage to Javier Molina’s birth place.  After living in the USA for a number of years the Bolivian photographer returned to La Paz in the early 1970s. Living abroad gave him…

The dweller of a Chullpa

A chullpa is an ancient Aymara funerary tower originally constructed for a noble person or noble family. Chullpas are found across the Altiplano in Peru and Bolivia.

Achachila Mayor: el Illimani

Achachila: To locals, the high mountain peaks are more than just breathtaking natural phenomena. Known as achachilas in Aymara and apus in Quechua, they’re also considered living beings inhabited by powerful spirits. As controllers of weather and the source of vital irrigation water, these mountain gods must be appeased with constant offerings and worship, since if angered they’re liable to send hailstorms, frost or drought to destroy crops.