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Old Quechua Man


Despair - Old Quechua Man
Photograph of an old and desperate Quechua man who is trapped in a life of extreme poverty.  Often peasant Quechua people come to Cusco, which is the largest nearby city, looking for work.  Frequently, they are exploited, not earning enough to eat or have shelter. With the cold nightly temperatures in Cusco often reaching freezing temperatures, it is not uncommon for older homeless Quechua people to perish during the night.  In this image, photographer Chuck Clark captures the intense feelings of this destitute and desperate Quechua man.      

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