Paraaco - Portraits of a Paradoxical Region

Paracas* is a region in Peru, which due to its geographical position should be endowed with a subtropical climate, but the cold waters of the Peru Current avoid the precipitations over the region, transforming the landscape into a desert. This phenomenon fascinated me, and even more when I discovered the original name of Paracas (Paraaco) and its meaning.
 

 

 

*In Quechua, Para means rain and Aco sand. Paraaco, the sand shower.

 After the Spanish conquest, its name changed to Paracas.

 

 

 

With these facts in mind, a sense of mystery and profound respect arose in me. Silence had a voice, and the shower was sand.

 

 

Kunst, Contemporary Photography, Art, Zeitgenössische Kunst, Fotografie, Miguel Carbajal, Zürich, Contemporary art, photography, fotograf

Paraaco

by Miguel Carbajal

Paraaco

by Miguel Carbajal

Paraaco

by Miguel Carbajal

Paraaco

by Miguel Carbajal

Paraaco

by Miguel Carbajal

Paraaco

by Miguel Carbajal

Paraaco

by Miguel Carbajal

Paraaco

by Miguel Carbajal

Paraaco

by Miguel Carbajal

Paraaco

by Miguel Carbajal