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Patricio Valenzuela Hohmann

El Toro Cove
Patricio Valenzuela Hohman
Santiago, Chile.

This picture is part of the photo reportage “El Toro Cove”, a fishermen and divers community in northern Chile, where “Guiros” a sea algae, are taken out from 20 meters below the sea level. After it’s drying process they are exported to Asian markets to fabricate beauty products. This image was taken as some men chase a horse to break him in.

El Toro Cove, has no electricity, there are about 30 families that live there, mostly in summer time, and make a living as divers, fishermen and a little cattle production. This work it’s part of a long time project from Chile’s northern IV region, where from the Andes mountains to the Pacific ocean people lives mostly of natural resources.

Patricio an independent Chilean photographer based in Santiago, Chile. Since 2007 is part and founding member of the SouthCone Photographers collective.

 

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