PHOTOS: Bolivia’s Tropical Family Portraiture

On September 1, 2015 by Lazer Horse

In the tropical town of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia’s highlands, the indigenous migrant workers are particularly fond of portraiture. There are a number of studios in the region that offer posed photographs; the most popular of these photos are the postcard sized, full-length body shots you see below.

The photographic studios offer a number of props – flowers, dinosaurs, backdrops – to the poser before they work their visual magic.

The following images (taken from here) are from the catalogues used to attract and inspire prospective clients. They’re just another small window, slightly ajar, overlooking the wonderful variety in human culture:

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