IMAGISTA

 

2013.

Interview by Michael Tweed: click here.

 

"Over the last century life has been changing at a dizzying pace. Not so, however, in the small Tyrolean colony of Pozuzo nestled and long-forgotten in the Peruvian rainforest.

 
In 1859 Peruvian President Ramon Castilla came up with a scheme to populate the rainforest with European immigrants in order to exploit the local resources to the benefit of the Peruvian economy. Funds were lacking, and then Castilla’s government fell, so that the few settlers who had made the arduous journey from their homes in Prussia and Austria were abandoned to their own resources deep in the rainforest.
 
Isolated from the rest of Peru, time practically stood still in Pozuzo as the inhabitants preserved their traditional lifestyle and customs until ..."