Photographer's Note

This picture tries to be a tribute to Martín Chambí, a great peruvian photographer that took wonderful documentary pictures about Cusco, Machu Picchu and the daily life of the original people of his home region.
He helped decisively to make this wonderful site, Machu Picchu, and also his rich quechua culture, more famous and accesible to the rest of the world.

Here's a good description of this important photographer taken from the Wikipedia:

"Martín Chambi Jiménez (a.k.a Martín Chambi de Coaza, Puno, Peru 1891 – Cuzco, 1973) was photographer, originally from southern Peru, the only major indigenous Latin American photographer of his time.

Recognized for the profound historic and ethnic documentary value of his photographs, he was a prolific portrait photographer in the towns and countryside of the Peruvian Andes. As well as being the leading portrait photographer in Cuzco, Chambi made many landscape photographs, which he sold mainly in the form of postcards, a format he was a pioneer of in Peru. In 1979, New York's MOMA held a Chambi retrospective, which later travelled to various locations and inspired other international expositions of his work."

I gave to the original image a B&W filter to improve the ancestral and documentary sensation.

I hope you like my picture.

Best Regards

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