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Fisherman, Puyuhuapi, Chile

This portrait was taken in Puyuhuapi, Chile, a village of about 1,000 on the Carretera Austral, the highway through southern Chile that traverses 1,200 kilometers of Patagonia. Until the completion of the highway in the early 1980s, Puyuhuapi was primarily accessible only by boat or plane. Supported by a pair of crutches, this man spent the better…
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Cerro Castillo, Chilean Patagonia’s Gentle Giant

Here are a couple of views of Cerro Castillo, the dramatic jagged mountain peak that stabs the sky at 2,675m (8,776ft) above the village of Villa Cerro Castillo. These were taken in late afternoon; about two hours later the skies opened, bringing on a rain that lasted through the evening and much of the night. Located about 75 kilometers south of…
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Escuela 1 de Abril, Potosi

At the Escuela 1 de Abril Primary School in Potosi, Bolivia, which is at 4,090m (13,418ft) above sea level, one of the highest cities in the world. These were taken the day after a colorfully dressed four-and-a-half foot tall grandmother punched me in the crotch. The significance of the date that the school is named for? Most likely the most agreed…
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