a while ago i mentioned
that i went for a meeting with a magazine editor in la paz with view to publishing some of my photos in the next issue. when i returned to la paz
i checked into a hostel and saw the magazine on the side with my photo on the front cover. it was a good feeling. the magazine is a free, english language magazine called bolivian express - i'd met some girls who wrote for it when i went to the mines
in potosi and that chance in encounter ultimately led to my photos appearing in it. the pictures were all about the aymara new year, which i witnessed and photographed in tiwanaku
on winter solstice. you can read a bit more about it in the accompanying magazine article - here's a link to the online version
. this photo appears in the centre page spread as part of a photo essay - whatever that is. as is tradition, everyone in the crowd that gathered to welcome the new years sun raised their hands to the sky. well everyone except me who just took a bunch of pictures of them.
here's the original