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:

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/

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 todas las 45 imágenes en formato de tapa dura.
Por favor seguir este enlace para comprar el libro:
https://albumen-gallery.com/index.php/books/returning-la-paz/

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 a perspective that allowed him to see the city with new eyes.

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.

Uyuni: a monochrome essay

El Salar de Uyuni: salt flats, lakes, lava formations and volcanoes.
Uyuni is a region in the south west of Bolivia, bordering Chile, average altitude is 4640 metres over sea level.
To view all the images please follow this link: https://molinabarrios.com

Lagunas part 2

Some high altitude lakes, surrounded by salt deserts and extinct volcanoes…

Isla Incahuasi – Salar de Uyuni

Once an ancient lake the ‘Salar de Uyuni’  was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes. It is covered by a few meters of salt crust, which has an extraordinary flatness with the average elevation variations within one meter over the entire area of the Salar. The crust serves as a source of salt and covers a pool of brine, which is exceptionally rich in lithium. It contains 50% to 70% of the world’s known lithium reserves,which is in the process of being extracted. The large area, clear skies, and exceptional flatness of the surface make the Salar an ideal object for calibrating the altimeters of Earth observation satellites. (Wikipedia)
Incahuasi has a total area of 24.62 hectares (61 acres) and hosts gigantic cacti (Trichocereus pasacana). There are unusual and fragile coral-like structures and deposits that often consist of fossils and algae. The place is the top of the remains of an ancient volcano, which was submerged when the area was part of a giant prehistoric lake, roughly 40,000 years ago.

Of salt deserts and volcanoes

Uyuni: volcanoes and deserts

El Angel del Gran Poder

The yearly celebration of Jesus del Gran Poder gathers over 40,000 participants/dancers every year in May/June in La Paz, Bolivia. It is now considered part of UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage.  I have published a book about this celebration and you can view the digital version here: Gran Poder

 

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