William Albert Allard

Peru, 1981 // My first trip to Peru in 1981 revealed to me an unbelievable country of imagery. I don’t think I ever came to a place for the first time that I was so inspired to make photographs. This woman is weeping because of the death of several of her neighbors as the result of an earthquake that destroyed much of their village high in the Andes. Unable to reach the village by vehicle, I hitched a ride on a military helicopter that brought a medical team and a priest to the village to treat survivors. Ultimately I would return to Peru once again. It is a country that has had a profound effect on my personal and professional life.
@natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @leica_camera
#peru #andes #village #prayer #filmphotography #leica #kodachrome

Peru

Peru, 1981 // My first trip to Peru in 1981 revealed to me an unbelievable country of imagery.  I don’t think I ever came to a place for the first time that I was so inspired to make photographs. This woman is weeping because of the death of several of her neighbors as the result of an earthquake that destroyed much of their village high in the Andes. Unable to reach the village by vehicle, I hitched a ride on a military helicopter that brought a medical team and a priest to the village to treat survivors. Ultimately I would return to Peru once again. It is a country that has had a profound effect on my personal and professional life. 
@natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @leica_camera 
#peru #andes #village #prayer #filmphotography #leica #kodachrome

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@wanda_579

God bless them, offer them a healthy and peaceful country.

@wanda_579

Thank you for capturing this impressive photo and offering stuff there. It's an unforgettable image for me. It means somewhere is still lots of people asking for help. We're all family can't just ignore them. 🙁🙁😔😔

@jenifferos83

A foto fala por si!

@sagihorse

When you look into the eyes of this woman you want to cry. They are like the wells of grief.

@irenebastreri

Molto bravo!

@kaelysingz

The Andes are special like that. Changed my life too. Pachamama takes your feet to great places you need. ❤️

@ginflynn

I’m still thinking about her

@carrie_hoover8

Beautiful and heartbreaking.

@daylinandrade26

Su mirada es tan triste

@barbabietoledaviaggio

One of the most beautiful portraits. So real ❤️

@tanima_

The pain in her eyes breaks my heart. I can’t stop looking at this photo. 💔

@sarah_horneman

Beautifully said.

@outofway

Hey! Nice gallery you have 😊 I mean I liked it 👌

@ruivadri

Wowwwwww maravilhoso esse país!!! Eu fui este este ano e senti as mesmas coisas.

@reza_karimi.ir

Wooo fantastic

@amitabhmor3

gorgeous portrait; although I din mean to say of what after has happened of her loss ..

@uepsilon

What a shot ... really impressed.

@akbuono

Oh my goodness this is a heartbreaking photo. You are so blessed @williamalbertallard. Your travels are enviable

@keldonaldson

Beautiful photo and story.

@schiffelbian

It is a haunting image. So sad

@ginanychancock

Matthew 24:6-8...signs of the last days include earthquakes....JW.org

@let_your_inner_fire_aspire

You have one of the best photo galleries I've seen so far today 📸😊👍

@muffy_52_

Love this. And your story. Bless you.

@ehsansalahshoor

Live emotion 👌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

@reviving_poetry

You feel the intensity of pain what could I say no words

@analucia0914

Moving picture, Peru earthquakes are intense, traumatic, you can’t escape. Great pic bring me memories of my country earthquakes.

@elfinmagicglass

When travel can bring lifetime emotions it is all good

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