Potosí Photo Outtakes

Here are a some photo “outtakes” from The Mountain That Eats Men in an alternate style.

 

The day of Compadres is celebrated inside the mines where miners honour one another by hanging streamers around their necks.

The day of Compadres is celebrated deep inside the mines, where the men pile heaps of streamers around each others necks to express their respect.

 

 

The infamous Cerro Rico, or “rich hill”, looming over the city of Potosí.

 

 

Miners decorating a cavern deep in the mine for the Compadres party.

Miners decorating a cavern deep in the mine for the Compadres party.

 

 

A young miner drinking grain alcohol from a hollowed out fruit inside the mine.

A young miner drinking grain alcohol from a hollowed out fruit inside the mine.

 

 

Coca leaves are a staple in the mines, during work and celebration.

Coca leaves are a staple in the mines, during both work and celebration.

 

 

A miner preparing a challa, or offering, on the day of Compadres.

A miner preparing a challa, or ritual offering, on the day of Compadres.

 

 

The entrance/exit to La Negra mine.

The entrance/exit to La Negra mine.

 

 

“El Tio”, the devil inside the mountain, emerges for the Carnaval de los Mineros.

 

 

Miners and children dancing during the Carnaval de los Mineros in Potosí.

 

 

A band performing during the Carnaval de los Mineros.

 

 

The miners cemetary in Potosí.

 

 

A miner from the “La Negra” mine cooperative.

 

 

Quechuan musicians/dancers performing during the Carnaval de los Mineros.

 

 

A woman performing in the Carnaval de los Mineros

 

 

Performers in traditional dress at the Carnaval de los Mineros.

 

 

Children participating in the “dance of the young miners” at the Carnaval de los Mineros.

 

 

Costumed dancer at the Carnaval de los Mineros.

 

 

A group of Quechuan women at the Carnaval de los Mineros.

 

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