Culture

ENTERING: Little Bolivia, USA

28 May, 2015 | Emily Gray

PHOTO: DAVID CLOWFor nearly my whole life, I’ve lived in Boston, a city that captures the US’s image as a melting pot of religions, languages and cultures. Growing up, I didn't have to leave my hometo...

A Series of Unimaginable Purchases

28 May, 2015 | Emily Gray

Photo: Valeria WildeWelcome to El Alto Market, the famous open-air marketplace of La Paz’s looming sister city, where you can find just about everything you never knew you wanted. Like nearly everyone...

Alasita

28 May, 2015 | Emily Cashen

PHOTO: MICHAEL DUNN CACERESWhat is it you seek? Be it love, money, or even a new car, you are free to pursue your desires at the annual Alasita festival in La Paz. Each January, the chaotic city stree...

Flaviadas

28 May, 2015 | Emily Cashen

PHOTO: ALEX AYALAStrolling down Avenida Ecuador early on a Saturday evening, you may very well be greeted by the sound of a Bach melody floating on the breeze. Following this symphony will lead you th...

Fortune Tellers

28 May, 2015 | Emily Cashen

Here in La Paz, fortune telling is big business. Steeped in the city's history and rich in Aymara culture, this practice is revered by superstitious locals, many of whom would choose a consultation wi...

Mennonite Community

28 May, 2015 | Emily Cashen

PHOTO: CREATIVE COMMONS, THIS IS NATAHANIEL, TREY RATCLIFFReligion is a topic that has often graced the pages of the Bolivian Express, be it from examining the country's dwindling Jewish population to...

Familia Galán

28 May, 2015 | Emily Cashen

PHOTO: K-OS GALÁNWith the twirling skirts of the Kulluwada dancers, the booming backdrop of constant live music and the mile-long water fights along El Prado, Carnival in La Paz is always a vibrant af...

LEARNING TO LEARN WITH ICTs

27 Apr, 2015 | Nadia

"Could you research Simón Bolivar for me?" I'm looking after my family's Internet Center in El Alto, and a high school student is brandishing the silver coin with which he hopes to purchase my highly...

100 Bolivianos: The Journey of a Note Through La Paz

24 Mar, 2015 | Ali Macleod

Guards with guns, blood-dripping cow carcasses, and unwashed tourists—all witnessed through the journey of a hundred bolivianos, from the cashpoint as a crisp note to a roadside kiosk as a handful of...

MARKET

24 Mar, 2015 | Nick Somers

A Photo essay by Nick SomersWhat is it that you need? Ingredients for your favourite meal, new furniture to match freshly painted walls, a new shirt for a night out at the bars? Perhaps that one speci...

YOLO I´m in Bolivia!

24 Mar, 2015 | Matilda Curtis

¡Hola! I’m currently on my gap year, travelling through South America. I’ve really liked being in La Paz so far. It’s actually not that different from West London, and most of the cafés have wifi. I’v...

BUYING FORTUNE

24 Mar, 2015 | Ali Macleod

Hidden in the witches´ market , burnt offerings bring fortune and well-being in Bolivia´s traditional mesas Money in La Paz can buy you large houses in the Zona Sur, 8 courses of Michelin-star-quality...

THE BLANKET POLICE

24 Feb, 2015 | Nadia Butler

Raising a Baby in El Alto PHOTO: ALEXANDRA MELEÁN A. Doña Basilia rushes out of the store where I stopped to buy eggs, wrestles my baby from me, and wraps him tightly in a blue fleece blanket...

HUANCARANI

24 Dec, 2014 | Jonathan Mccarthy

The women from Huancarani have to traverse four hours of mountain to get to Independencia, the nearest town, where you still can't get hold of a refrigerated soft drink. They don't have a Facebook acc...

PHOTOGRAPHY IN AN AGE OF VISUAL CONTAMINATION

24 Dec, 2014 | Alejandro Loayza Grisi

Cables, advertisements, meaningless graffiti; posters, billboards and political propaganda: these are only some of the things that mark our urban landscape in La Paz. Practically every wall or stree...