A 15 foot tall rock formation on a 14,000‘ high plateau. Mineral rich Bolivia has been likened to a mule so laden with gold that it can‘t move. Foreign powers have extracted its natural resources since the 16th century. It has been governed by more administrations than there are years since its independence. Bolivia has the largest indigenous population in the Americas but, until the election of Evo Morales in 2005, had always been ruled by the minority elite of European decent.
Southwest Bolivia - 2001
From the Inconvenient Hikes series documenting remote yet biologically and geologically significant corners of the world.
Shot on 35mm film and adjusted to match the original slide. Large scale chromogenic prints available.