Bronze / 2018 / Book / People

GAUCHO CALCHAQUI - EL GRITO DE LA TIERRA . (LE CRI DE LA TERRE)

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book Proposal (Series Only)/People
  • Photographer
    Pollo Dighero

This project is about Gauchos of the hills and the Calchaquí Valleys one of the sacred valleys of the American Continent at the Province of Salta, at the North West of the Argentina. To depict the gaucho life, not in those purely external aspects, but in its very essence, and from the point of view of the gaucho himself. These valleys and hills were once inhabited by a number of Indian tribes a region which was part of the Incas Route and the setting of the gauchos’ adventures during the independence wars. The features of the Calchaquí gaucho are a clear example of the mixture races of Spanish conquers and Indians. It’s a very closed and distrustful society, are a tribal society, united by blood ties and loyalties that generate lifelong commitments and live respectful of their ancient customs and traditions and represent one of the last authentic Argentina subcultures.