The Hidden People of the Peruvian Andes

  When I first arrived to the Andes in 2009, it was to fulfill a desire to change the piece of the world that I could touch.

I was deeply moved by the destitution and despair I saw in the outbacks of Latin America during previous trips here. Never being one to do things in half measures, I sold my possessions, stepped out of the affluence of my Baltimore life and blended into the world that defied description. In time I was accepted into the Quechua communities and my project, Changes for New Hope, began to turn the tide of despair and destitution toward opportunities and hope for the children primarily and their families. These photos share the life and daily experiences of the indigenous people of these Andes that most folks in the developed world will never otherwise hear about.

Challhua Chicas

Challhua Chicas

Preparing Dinner

Preparing Dinner

Ragged Shoes

Ragged Shoes

Anything to Get By

Anything to Get By

When There is Water

When There is Water

The Gatekeeper

The Gatekeeper

Analie and her Mom

Analie and her Mom

Guarding the Alfalfa

Guarding the Alfalfa

Swing Time

Swing Time

Waiting for Work

Waiting for Work

Boiling Water

Boiling Water

Gathering Firewood

Gathering Firewood

Curious Quechua Girl

Curious Quechua Girl

Dad and Daughter

Dad and Daughter

All Smiles

All Smiles

The Young Having the Young

The Young Having the Young

A Boy and his Kitty

A Boy and his Kitty

The People of Pampas Chico

The People of Pampas Chico

Making Adobe

Making Adobe

Gathering Kindling

Gathering Kindling

To Make a Sweater

To Make a Sweater

people that most will never hear about.