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Most of the native women seen in the photos of Peru and especially in Cusco are paid models. They dress up in colorful clothing and walk around town and ruins asking for money. For one soles ($.30) you can take a picture of them in their costumes. The whole process is very fake and very orchestrated and I hated it. Their smiles are not care-free and their poses are stiff. The resulting photos come out without soul. That being said, I still took a bunch of them just for the hell of it.

I was sitting on top of a Inca terrace when I spotted these women walking about. I snapped this soon after they passed me.

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Additional Photos by Mark Gong (markgong) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 325] (2840)
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