United Photo Press in Andes

Posted on September 08, 2010 by UNITED PHOTO PRESS

This summer, the photographer from United Press Photo,  Paulo Sézio, conducted an expedition to the Andes, documenting a way too common among backpackers in South America and other parts of the world, especially Europe, which runs from La Paz to Machu Picchu. Were 12 days of work, over 1800 photos taken in 50 different locations, a distance of 892 km, all of it done by land.

On the way visit to places like the mountains and Chacaltaya Potosi, over 5000 meters high, Tiawanaco - the oldest archaeological site of the Andean altiplano, Lake Titicaca and some of its islands, Cuzco - the capital of the ancient Inca Empire, the Mount Salcantay with 6271 meters high, Oroya and Santa Teresa - regions devastated by the floods of January and Machu Picchu.

Altogether 13 people participated in the expedition, venturing and supporting the work. In several passages of locomotion was the situation so precarious that it took creative ways to overcome them. The Media and Images Draves made the investments necessary for the viability of transporting equipment and materials required in these locations and the material collected as the basis for two documentaries: Journey to the Andes in 50 Posts and Pictures Andinos.

Check out the video with a summary of this work.
Photography Paulo Sézio