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Leaving Church

2014 International Photography Exhibition
"Leaving Church"
Location: Cochabamba, Bolivia
Photographer: Isabella DeSpirito
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Undergraduate Student
Category: People
Award: 1st Place

In the photographer's words: "While helping construct an orphanage with a built-in local church, I saw church letting out and captured the beauty of the large Bolivia family, complete with traditional clothing. Women, wearing the long pollera skirts and hats, and men in casual clothing, represent the modern mix of traditional and 21st century culture in Bolivia. What was best about this picture was the girl in yellow running in my direction, against the current, anxious to see what device I was holding up to my face."