May - Bolivia.
Otavi, a Quechua village in the southern highlands at an altitude of about 10,300
feet (3,170 metres). The climate is warm and largely dry so the mountains are
sparsley covered. Otavi is a centre for many small communities and people from
all around go to the village for the market, school, and small medical centre.
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 with
light yellow filter x 1. Film Kodak Verichrome Pan at F8 - 1/125 second. Developed
by hand in La Paz, using May and Baker Promicrol at normal dilution.
Bolivia 61-28-02 © Tony Morrison