Category Archives: Social documentary photography

Where the Lurín meets the Pacific, Peru

  The River Lurín meets the Pacific Ocean in Peru just a few kilometers south of the archaeological ruins of Pachacámac to the south of Lima. It’s an intrinsically beautiful estuary and beach landscape with splendid views of off-shore islands … Continue reading

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Donde el Lurín se encuentra con el Pacífico, Peru

  El río Lurín se encuentra con el Océano Pacífico a pocos kilómetros al sur de las ruinas arqueológicas de Pachacámac al sur de Lima, Peru. Es un estuario de belleza intrínseca y un paisaje de playa con espléndidas vistas … Continue reading

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Dance of the wankas and wamlas on the backdeck

  Huaylarsh Moderno The Huaylarsh Moderno is one of Peru’s best-loved dances and it was an honour to have this performed, along with the Marinera Norteña and Huaconada de Mito, by members of Raíces del Perú on my own back … Continue reading

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Raíces del Peru awarded Best Cultural Entry award for second time in the Calgary Stampede Parade

Raíces del Peru (Roots of Peru) entered the Calgary Stampede Parade for the first time in 2017. This time around they excelled again and won the Best Cultural Entry award for the second year running. In one of the largest … Continue reading

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Action photography from Cristina Mittermeier at the water’s edge

    Cristina Mittermeier has a fascination with water and the natural and human life that it supports. She writes about it, talks about it, and photographs it. Beautifully. While her underwater photographs of corals, schools of fish and a … 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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Young Women Wrestling

    Madison Sartain was still in junior high school (grade 7) when she started wrestling with older girls at Bonnyville Centralized High School (BCHS). Within two years she was winning events at the University of Alberta and got the … Continue reading

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