Jake Lyell
Video Production | Still Photography

Visual Storyteller

Observations in Lima:

Published on August 26, 2008 in Blog Posts, Photo Essay | 6 comments

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Peru’s capital is a teeming megalopolis of street vendors, exhaust fumes, cathedrals and bright lights. Following my most recent assignment with Heifer, I spent four days photographing some of Lima’s 8 million residents. I’ve divvied up the following photographs into what became four dominate themes: work, devotion, transit and leisure. From the wealthy suburbs of Miraflores to the up-and-coming pueblo joven of Villa Maria, Lima enjoys a stronger economy than the rest of this developing country. For this reason, many leave their homes elsewhere to make new lives in this boomtown on the Pacific.

Work…

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Devotion…

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Transit…

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Leisure…

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All photos Copyright 2008 Jake Lyell Photography

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Comments

  1. Luz Antonelli  / 

    You truly captured the spirit of Lima here. Good job!

  2. Audrey  / 

    One more time, I really love your photography! πŸ˜› Especially the one where it is the boot of probably a girl (we can’t see her face…), the one with the two kids that are looking to the town and the one with all the bird flying in the sky. Those picture have for me someting poetic. Someting that is to big and to small in the same time…

    Continue to compulsively take picture!!! πŸ˜›

    Audrey

  3. Sam  / 

    Great pictures Jake. They speak for themselves.

    I especially love the chicken butcher and the scenes of leisure!

  4. Mario Espinoza  / 

    I just saw your blog and I really enjoy, all the amazing pictures Really great job I like everthing. I am the one who is jumping with the skate in the Observations in Lima photo essay and I was wondering if you could send me more pictures of that night in Larcomar please thank you and please keep taking pictures πŸ˜€ bye.

  5. carolina  / 

    080723_025 jpg is my brother of blue.hehehe in villa maria del triunfo..

  6. Oe  / 

    lima capital del perΓΊ.

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