Thursday, September 08, 2005

Mother and Child


In Apunag, a community of some 60 homes, two hours or so outside of Riobamba, Socorro and her 2mo son, were our guides. Clambering up and down the mountain at such an altitude, I sometimes felt faint... but not this young lady. What is interesting, is that though the landscape is composed of massive mountains covered in dull velvety colors, the Quichua people love intense colors and clothing. Red, the color of blood and sacrifice, is a favorite.

1 comment:

Joseph Dougherty said...

Excellent image... I love the sense of tenderness and security embodied with the child and the mother's attitude toward him, despite being outdoors and surrounded by potentially harsh conditions. A nice juxtaposition.