Pierre Verger in Peru & Bolivia

French photographer Pierre Verger (1902-1996) is better known for his work in Bahia, Brazil where he studied the African diaspora and eventually becoming a priest of the Candomble religion.

In the 1930s and 1940s he traveled the world and took photos as he went. The Fundação Pierre Verger has a very large catalog of his images, organized by region. The selection below is from Peru and Bolivia. I love his portraits, mostly taken in bright sunlight. It’s a shame the website has them at such small sizes.

© Pierre Verger

© Pierre Verger

© Pierre Verger

© Pierre Verger

© Pierre Verger

© Pierre Verger

© Pierre Verger

Via American Suburb X which recently published two articles about Verger [one, two].