Category Archives: Peru

Bella, Eva Ayllón in Calgary

  It was about twenty years ago that I first saw Eva Ayllón performing in Peru. It was in a small club in the beautiful, old barrio of Barranco in Lima, a late show where she was passionately singing Afro-Peruvian … Continue reading

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Intangible Cultural Heritage, Sustainability and a Dance from Peru: the Huaconada de Mito

Some might think and say this is just an obscure local dance. The Huaconada is performed in Mito, located 3,286 m high up in the Andes of Peru on just the first three days of January. Mito (Spanish for myth) … Continue reading

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Writing about Images: 17 pics from ’17

    Sustainability Sports and music dominated my photography in 2017 as I was unable to make a field trip to Peru to continue with my long-term assignment on sustainable development. I did, however, enter a short film called Sugar in … Continue reading

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World Food Day: Don’t forget the new urban poor

Food and the Sustainable Development Goals Today is World Food Day, one of the 127 observances or international days marked by the United Nations. Amongst these many conscience-raising days, the most important, to my mind, are the ones that strongly … Continue reading

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Paddington Bear’s creator dies. RIP, Michael Bond

The story about the little lovely bear who turned up at Paddington Station, all the way from “deepest Peru” has been with me for a lifetime. Sadly, Paddington Bear’s creator, Michael Bond, passed away at his home in London this … Continue reading

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Sweat work in the sugar plantations of Peru: backgrounder on the documentary film Sugar

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get that sugar you need to get your tea or coffee feeling just right in the morning? These photographs of sugarcane plantation workers in Peru were shot in 2016 (Canon 5D Mark … Continue reading

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Fishermen, reeds and boats of Huanchaco, Peru

Little horses (caballitos) line up along a stretch of beach in front of Huanchaco, Peru. It’s around 7 o’clock on an August morning, the winter, off-season for holiday visitors to this popular coastal town about 13 km west of the … Continue reading

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