BOLIVIA GREETS PERU: A JOURNEY THROUGH LAKE TITICACA A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY

  • Ileana Diaz

Abstract

In the mid-1970s, Dr. Elayne Zorn began anthropological research in Peru and Bolivia documenting the transformation of textiles and communitarian tourism. Specifically, she conducted long-term ethnographic research on Taquile Island, Peru for over thirty years before her death in 2010. She was fluent in many languages, especially Quechua and Aymara and worked very closely with communities. She was a professor of anthropology who mentored many students, including myself. As her student, I was inspired to undertake my own investigations of the Andes and Taquile Island. After her death, I travelled to Lake Titicaca and met many of the people who were the focus of her studies. These photos convey a phenomenographic experience and exploration.

Author Biography

Ileana Diaz
Ileana I. Diaz (Illy) is a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of Victoria, specializing in biological anthropology. Her research explores anthropogenic impacts on the environment, forest fragmentation, disease and effects on primates. Diaz received a BA in Film, and a BA/MA in Anthropology from universities in the United States.
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