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EL PISHTACO:     

In Andes folklore a pishtaco or kharisiri is a white man who creeps into villages at night and abducts, cuts the throats of and dismembers unsuspecting villagers. The legend derives from the time of the Spanish conquistadores and persists to the present day. This young girl is staring straight into the lens of my camera with what I perceive to be a deep wariness of outsiders.


CAMPANERAS:      

The woman on the left was the translator (Qechua- Spanish) for the group of villagers in the field the day of the shoot. She and these other women regularly take the produce from the fields to markets in Ambato and Quito. They ride in the backs of camionetas (adapted pickups) and trucks with tarped over beds to protect passengers and cargo from the weather.


ABUELO (GRANDFATHER):    

This man only spoke Quechua, so I had no way of communicating with him. He was the oldest person working the field that day. I only know that he was a grandfather.


BUSCANDO YERBAS: (GATHERING HERBS)

Most of the images in this collection were made by collaborating with the subjects. This one was not. It was shot with a long lens while the woman was gathering herbs in a field and giving them to her daughter to hold.


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