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.
people that most will never hear about.