Tuesday, 20 July 2010

PAUCARTAMBO: Initiation at the cemetery

At the cemetery of their forefathers their initiation begins; young men present their valour so that they may belong to one of many the groups of "Qollas" or "Antis". That day I got whipped...

An Andean Labyrinth

What if anything be the call for our yearnings that we stay stymied with the day and day. In the heart of the Andes, from where the Incas came, a subworld of creatures still reign. Like a labyrinth of hierarchies they play out the past and dance, as La Virgen del Carmen is brought out of the church and onto the street.