NICK BALLÓN [@nickballon
]... I'm posting from a number of selected projects, part taken from my commissioned work, pitched stories to magazines and my ongoing artistic practice that largely focuses around the ever-changing cultural landscape of Bolivia. Coming from an Anglo Bolivian background, my heritage plays an important part in my own discovery of a country that quite often feels foreign to me. I remember once in an argument with my Bolivian father, he said: “you’re not Bolivian, you’re English just like your Mother!” While at the time I was not affected by this, later in life it has struck a cord with me.
The Rebel City is a series I shot in El Alto, a fast growing cityscape sitting over 4000 meters above sea level. As people move in from the surrounding countryside, the city’s makeup of old and new forms of life is in constant motion but potatoes remain the staple in everyone’s diets. Its market day, a woman stands guarding her potatoes. There are no clouds to shield the sun as it beats down, close and obtrusive.
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