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CHAITÉN

 

Chaitén, in southern Chilean Patagonia, is one of the most isolated areas of Chile. Until not long ago the only option to get there was with a boat, which takes 12 hours to arrive and travels only once a week or in winter up to once a month (if the weather permits), or with a small plane. , which due to the bad conditions, have fallen several times leaving several dead and missing.
was hit by a series of volcanic eruptions in February 2008. The pictures depict the unique nature between beauty and tragedy - represented by loneliness, isolation and their effects on people's lives in one of the southernmost regions of the world. We follow a people across the devastated, but also romantic landscapes and see this as a contribution to the understanding of a people who refuse to leave their country. As a former resident, I have a great need to portray that part of my identity as well.