May - Bolivia.
In Otavi, a Quechua village in the southern highlands. On a market day a women
pours home-made chicha or akj' a, a drink of fermented corn from
a large earthenware pot. The chicha was sold mostly to the men and is still
made in the highlands but pots like this are rare. I was based in Otavi for ten
days with a university team observing a United Nations project for 'regional development',
as it was then known. Otavi was so far from the outside world we were able to
slip into a wonderfully simple daily life. I did not get a chance to return to
the village until the late 1990s by which time it had grown.
MPP Microflex Twin Lens Reflex with f 3.5 77.5mm Taylor Taylor Hobson lens Film
Kodak Verichrome Pan at F5.6 - 1/125 second. Developed by hand in La Paz, using
May and Baker Promicrol at normal dilution.
Bolivia 61/24 © Tony Morrison