Posts Tagged ‘lima’

twilight in lima

View of Lima from Cristo del Pacifico


gonzalette el asador at mistura

If you’ve never heard of Mistura, you should Google it. Mistura is an enormous food festival in Lima, Peru, in its 6th year. This year about 350,000 people attended, setting a new record. My favorite part of the fair is being able to try food that’s not from Lima. At Gonzalette the Arequipeños were cooking up alpaca and beef.

Gonzalette El Asador at Mistura in Lima, Peru

Gonzalette El Asador at Mistura in Lima, Peru

Gonzalette El Asador at Mistura in Lima, Peru


fighting child malnutrition in lima

Back in June Oscar and I published this video on Bread for the World’s website about a Partners in Health program that fights malnutrition in Lima. The program trains mothers to teach other mothers in their own community how to take better care of their children.


dancing in lurigancho prison

I snapped this picture while working on a video story for Storyhunter. The video went on to be a Vimeo staff pick and now has 50,000 views and counting! I am honored and so glad that others are enjoying Alejandro’s story. He’s definitely inspiring.

Lurigancho prisoners doing aerobics in Lima, Peru


gardening in jail

Last week we went to Lurigancho Prison to interview an inmate for a story Oscar and I are working on. Ever since I moved to Peru I’ve heard of the Lurigancho Prison, known as one of the toughest in South America. While it looks like a prison on the outside, inside the prisoners have established their own society, with social classes, commerce and any kind of food you can find on the street in Peru. In the arid desert landscape the bright green heads of lettuce were hard to miss and, while it has nothing to do with our story, I stopped to make a few frames of the inmates gardening. Not exactly what I expected to find at the infamous Lurigancho!

Garden at Lurigancho Prison in Lima, Peru

Garden at Lurigancho Prison in Lima, Peru


sushi at swissotel

A few photographs from a recent food assignment for Peruvian business magazine G de Gestión. Care for a little caviar on top of your sushi?

sushi cage at swissotel in lima, peru by elie gardner, freelance photographer in lima, peruSushi Cage at Swissotel


artesanos don bosco

Yet another stop I made on my way through Barranco was at Artesanos Don Bosco. An Italian priest started the non-profit that trains impoverished communities in the Andes in woodworking and other arts, such as painting and textiles. The Lima shop sells the beautiful products and the profits go back to the communities. The quality is stunning.

artesanos don bosco in barranco by elie gardner, freelance photographer in lima, peru


barranco after dark

Some places look better at night. A few more outtakes from The Neighborhood assignment.

ayahuasca in barranco by elie gardner, freelance photographer in lima, peruAyahuasca

ayahuasca in barranco by elie gardner, freelance photographer in lima, peruAyahuasca

dedalo in barranco by elie gardner, freelance photographer in lima, peruDédalo

puente de los suspiros in barranco by elie gardner, freelance photographer in lima, peruPuente de los Suspiros


museo pedro de osma

Back in October I photographed several hot spots of the Barranco neighborhood of Lima for National Geographic Traveler. In the next few posts I look forward to sharing some of the outtakes from the assignment.

These pictures are from Museo Pedro de Osma. If you like historic buildings and architecture, I found the space as stunning as the artwork inside. It was built by the Osma family in the early 1900s and was a private residence until it became a museum in 1987. Behind the main building are additional gallery spaces and beautiful gardens. The art includes textiles, sculptures, furniture, silver and paintings, some dating back as far as the 16th century.

pedro de osma barranco lima peru

museo pedro de osma barranco lima peru

museo pedro de osma barranco lima peru

museo pedro de osma barranco lima peru


final days

As I work on editing photographs from El Ayllu, I thought I’d share a few. Both the church and the historic home in the last frame were torn down weeks ago. The land is slowly being turned over to Jorge Chavez International Airport for its expansion. Ol’ François had it right when he said the only thing constant in life is change.