Description:
This series transports you to the Ballestas Islands, an archipelago 15 km off the coast of southern Peru. In this sedimentary rocky outcrop, predators and prey occupy an imperial force both in the air and in the water. The winds and the waves have shaped this landscape, sculpting caves and holes into the cliffside. The discovery of guano on these islands transformed the economy of the nation. In the 19th century, Peruvians began to take advantage of the natural presence of this fertilising substance, exporting it to Europe and North America. The extraction of guano was later regulated at the beginning of the 20th century. Due to its rich marine plant life, the archipelago was proclaimed a protected reserve. The black and white of these photographs represents a desire to preserve the rich history that has shaped these islands in the aesthetic of these images.