BEHIND THE SCENES

13.09.2017

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A reportage that takes your breath away: between La Paz’s southern district and its 4000 metre-high satellite city of El Alto is an altitude difference of 2800 metres, which affects people in the form of considerable physical and mental strain. “The air gets very thin, and you are short of breath. Even the locals find it a struggle. Many of them yearn to live in one of the lower districts,” German photographer Peter Bauza recounts after his visit to Bolivia’s capital of La Paz.

There he worked on his reportage: Since 2006, Bolivia has been governed and changed by the socialist Evo Morales. He has subjected the Andean state to a complete overhaul, awakening the hope of equality among the indigenous people. We take a look at the country as it fights its way out of poverty in LFI 7/2017.
Photographer Peter Bauza
Photographer Peter Bauza and writer Jan Christoph Wiechmann in La Paz

Peter Bauza

Bauza was an export merchant who travelled throughout Europe, Africa and South America. Born in Düsseldorf, he has been living in Latin America for twenty years, turning his hobby, photography, into his profession. He is the winner of numerous prizes, including the Arthus-Bertrand Visa d’or 2016 and the World Press Award 2017. His book, Copacabana Palace, was published in 2016.

www.peterbauza.com
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