24 hours in Pictures. Tiwanaku, Bolivia: Bolivian indigenous women joke during commemorations for the second year of President Evo Morales’s government
Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters
Sweating Sweethearts, Salt Works Series, Bolivia, 2004
Scarlett Hooft Graafland
via Huis Marseille
Bolivian woman dancing during mining festival
photo by dave stamboulis
Of this work, Viva las Luchadoras!, Ballon writes, ‘The Lucha Libre is loud, action packed fun, but also a violent and colourful spectacle of suffering, defeat and justice. Bolivian wrestling is about excess and character play, so I wanted to catch the wrestlers in their contemplative and quietest moods as a contrast to their fighting characters. Each wrestler had their own warm up routine, some laughed and joked, while others warmed up using breeze blocks as weights, or just paced the backstage building site nervously. With each portrait I allowed each subject to spontaneously pose in or out of character prior to entering the ring’.
La Paz, Bolivia.
ABOUTRecuerdos de Bolivia.