ARTICLES OF Patrick Dowling

Scattering seeds: Catholicism and the pachamama

28 Feb, 2012 | Patrick Dowling

Pachamama has provided fertile ground for the growth of Catholicism in Bolivia. Coming from a Catholic high-school background, I thought I'd find plenty of common ground with the people of Bolivia....

Honey, I shrunk a festival

28 Feb, 2012 | Patrick Dowling

You buy small, fake money with life-sized, actual money in hopes that you will become rich? Am I the only one not lost in the irony? Bolivianos! Dólares! Euros!' shouts the street vendor directly i...

Earning my stripes

05 May, 2012 | Patrick Dowling

I never expected animal crossings in downtown La Paz. But a walk past San Francisco church between 8 and 10 am would make anyone take a second look. In the heart of the city, young adults dressed as z...

Voices from the fairground

28 Feb, 2012 | Patrick Dowling

A selection of interviews documenting the Alasita fair as lived by pacenos. Name: Teresa Ticona de PizarroAge: 52Occupation: Artisan selling toy cars I have been an artisan at Alasita for 20...