While in Lima last month, I visited Galeria Lucila de la Puente in Barranco where I came across the following photo.
I had assumed it was an intervention in the desert, land art. In fact, the line designates plots of land in a soon to be occupied settlement on the outskirts of Lima. The photo is part of a series by Peruvian photographer Musuk Nolte called “decierto”, a play on the words desert and “decir” (to say). It contains austere photos of traces of human settlement on the land surrounding the Peruvian capital. The gallery’s website has a selection of images from the series. Nolte also belongs to a collective of photojournalists, Versus Photo, which shows a very different style of work.