Culture

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...

CAPTURING BOLIVIA

24 Dec, 2014 | Vicky Roberts

The contrast between movement and stillness When Bolivia comes to life, it sparkles… For myself and many, one of the most fascinating things about Bolivia is the juxtaposition of tremendous natura...

DRESS TO IMPRESS

03 Dec, 2014 | Valeria Wilde

A cool hunting experience on the streets of La Paz, a photo essay by Valeria Wilde Valerie Monic... 18 Gabriela Flores, 25 Rodrigo Villanueva, 17 Ramiro Buitrago, 20

JOURNALISTS GO JUNGLE

25 Nov, 2014 | Christy Callaway-Gale

Thirty journalists, armed with tripods, microphones and stage makeup, are sent into the jungle by the Ministry of Tourism to see what Bolivia’s Amazon has to offer. T-shirts, bare legs and high...

Want to Speak Like a Paceño? ‘Yaaaa!’

25 Nov, 2014 | Vicky Roberts

Things you notice when you first arrive in La Paz: the mountains, the cholitas, the traffic… and then the resounding choruses of ‘Yaaaa’ exclaimed by the younger generation, a linguistic idiom that ha...

JAILONES

25 Nov, 2014 | Rodrigo Barrenechea

“Too many bottles of this wine we can't pronounce Too many bowls of that green, no lucky charms The maids come around too much Parents ain't around enough Too many joy rides in daddy's jag...

Guarani Crossroads

22 Oct, 2014 | Valeria Wilde

Photo : Valeria Wilde Elidet Ruth Mercado is a young woman with a lot to say. She loves to talk and explain her opinion, and from the look on her face and the tone of her voice you understand her...