The Bolivian Photo Book

A selection of the best photographs by the participants to the Bolivian workshop «In the Footsteps of Che Guevara» earlier this year that I taught with my colleague Sven Creuztmann is now edited together in a book available on Blurb. The 16 Danish photographers who travelled around in Eastern Bolivia during the workshop all had different approaches, different themes for their shooting and different photographic styles. But what they all had in common was dedication and eagerness to capture various aspects of the lives in Bolivia. The result as it is manifested in this book is magnificent.

The pictures all have strong personal expressions, are rich in tones and stories and stand out each and every one of them. Some of the stories told by the photographs are linier and some are more tangible and conceptual, and as a whole they give a deep and multifaceted face of a country with a rich human culture and nature, but also with utterly poverty and harsh living conditions.

The whole book is possible to preview on Blurb by following the link beneath, and of course it’s possible to by the book as well, either as hardcover or softcover. If you are fascinated by photography – and in particular documentary photography – this is a book you should look up if only the preview. It’s simply a collection of stunning photographs.

2013 Bolivia on Blurb

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About Otto von Münchow

Photographer based in Norway
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27 Responses to The Bolivian Photo Book

  1. Just had a look at the book on Blurb. It looks good 🙂

  2. Otto, This is a wonderful collection. Each photo tells a story of Bolivia in its own way. I do agree the word “stunning” does describe it well.

  3. Barbara says:

    Very nice book. Good luck with it…

  4. An terrific idea to compile the work-many eyes, many views=more opportunities for beauty and expression.

  5. Gorgeous! I wish I was able to get that kind of access to people! Or perhaps, that I had the nerve to try… Did you know those people beforehand?

    • munchow says:

      First of all these aren’t my photos. But no, I can say positively that the participants who took these photos didn’t know any of the people before. So, yes, it comes down to getting out of the comfort zone and approach people. 🙂

  6. Angeline M says:

    Stunning photography. The book is a wonderful compilation of the different views and styles of these photographers.

  7. Patti Kuche says:

    So good to see the fruits of your workshop and, as varied as the shots are, they all capture a wonderful intensity.

  8. The book looks great Otto.

  9. Obviously, the participants in your worship benefitted from the experience. The result is a tour de force of documentary photography. Well done and good luck with it.

  10. victoriaaphotographyictoria says:

    Excellent book.
    I particularly like the portraits.

  11. Very revealing and compelling photos – lovely book.

  12. hello, sir Otto… thanks for the visit… i have taken a look at the book – just wonderful. your team must have worked well together and it shows in the outcome, ahaha. congratulations. 🙂

    i hope i could get a copy of the work (i haven’t tried ordering books online, shipping’s quite expensive here). those photographs look intelligent, ahaha. 🙂 warm regards

  13. The Hook says:

    What a wonderful collection of humanity at its most authentic.

  14. A marvelous collection of images, Otto, and fascinating to see the change of style from one photographer to another. Nothing like going to a completely different culture to dray your attention to the details that might fade into the background in your familiar environment. I miss that part of traveling 🙂

  15. ladyfi says:

    I can see a lot of personal stories being conveyed through these photos. Wonderful!

  16. Leovi says:

    Beautiful pictures of high artistic and documentary, a real treasure!

  17. I really enjoyed the preview! Such talented photographers. I just love the way faces are captured with so much expression and somehow reveal an inner light. The photos are powerful. Thank you for sharing this beautiful book. I celebrate the artists who created it!

  18. likeitiz says:

    I previewed the book, Otto. These people, their lives, their environment, are all documented in these vivid photos. Wonderful. Must have been a successful workshop.

  19. Very Nice! I thought you would like to see a Blurb book done by my friend on Vietnam. I’ll give him yours. Carla http://www.blurb.com/books/4263563-vietnam-tiny-dragon

  20. Sunshine says:

    wow, very beautiful, Otto. the little boy using the bucket to relieve himself…☺ and thank you for sharing Blurb. learned something new about self-publishing.

  21. drawandshoot says:

    Beautiful. Outstanding photographs.

  22. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Magnificent. I will view. From my lounge room, a quiet and safe place – to see the real world.

    Thank you for your brilliant site.

  23. Oh my! What a spectacular treasure you have put together depicting the beauty in a difficult life. I would find it impossible to pick a favorite. For some reason the old woman peeking over the dutch door struck an unnerving chord with me, don’t know why, congratulations, a brilliant effort well done.

  24. What a wonderful collection of images, Otto. The workshop and the shooting must have been a wonderful experience, too!

  25. Truels says:

    Excellent work all the good people have done in this book. My daughter is travelling in Bolivia (and other South American countries in the autumn, I think I will buy this book for her!

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