Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Photographs of the Andes

The Billie Jean Isbell Andean collection forms part of Cornell digital library. It provides free access to over 1,500 photographs taken by anthropologist Professor Isbell in the southern Andean department of Ayacucho and specifically in the village of Chuschi, Peru. The materials are sub-divided into thematic sections which include: gender; rituals; folk art political protest posters ( many made by and relating to refugees in Lima, Peru, in Santiago, Chile and in Miami, Florida during the 1980s-1990s); vertical ecology of the Andes; Inka Observations of the Zenith Passage of the Sun.
Link: http://isbellandes.library.cornell.edu/
Access: Free