Achachila: To locals, the high mountain peaks are more than just breathtaking natural phenomena. Known as achachilas in Aymara and apus in Quechua, they’re also considered living beings inhabited by powerful spirits. As controllers of weather and the source of vital irrigation water, these mountain gods must be appeased with constant offerings and worship, since if angered they’re liable to send hailstorms, frost or drought to destroy crops.
El Salar de Uyuni: salt flats, lakes, lava formations and volcanoes. Uyuni is a region in the south west of Bolivia, bordering Chile, average altitude is 4640 metres over sea level. To view all the images please follow this link: https://molinabarrios.com
The yearly celebration of Jesus del Gran Poder gathers over 40,000 participants/dancers every year in May/June in La Paz, Bolivia. It is now considered part of UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage. I have published a book about this celebration and you can view the digital version here: Gran Poder
I have posted a new slide show, a summary of some of my landscape photos taken in October 2015. Some of these images will be selected for Pachamama – Honouring Mother Earth, an event taking place on the 26th of February at RichMix, Shoreditch, organised by Celebrate Life. Please follow this link to view the other images https://molinabarrios.com/photos/andean-landscapes-32-images/ Here three images of that collection:
I have posted a new collection of 10 photographs on high altitude dwellings. Please follow this link to view the other 10 in slide show format: https://molinabarrios.com/photos/where-the-air-is-thin/ Here is a sample of 3 images