Avenida de la Confederacion

Leaving Cusco by route 3S, the most direct and practicable, we pass from the Inca world to the Andean altiplano. This road is now properly paved since only the 80s, and one of the corridors of migration and trade of Peru since the dawn of time. Road of invasions and wars. I would not go to Puno and Lake Titicaca to the Bolivian border. I will stop in Sicuani, city of the province of Canchis located at 3500 m altitude. And in Sicuani I will stay some time in a hotel of the Avenida de la Confederacion.
This avenue was thus baptized in memory of the Peruvian-Bolivian Confederation which in 1836 succeeded in establishing a state composed of three states. The South Peruvian State, the Peruvian North State and the State of Bolivia. This Confederation will be ill received by neighboring countries (Chile, Argentina). In 1839 she was dissolved in war and with her the dreams of a Confederation.
On this avenue and its adjoining lanes, I photographed everyday life. The crafts, the faces, the movement that symbolizes this place of passage. And often I thought of Sergio Larrain who photographed a raw life free from the ravages of the consumer society in vagabond. On the Avenue de la Confédéracion only the eyes remain intact against the chaos of globalization.