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Salt of the Earth

Location: Sacred Valley, Peru – May, 2014
Photographer: Don Leonard
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Faculty
Category: Places
Award: 1st Place

In the artist’s own words: “Mountainside salt mine in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Local peasants channel spring-fed saltwater into their small pools. Once in the pool, the harsh Andean sun evaporates the water leaving the salt behind. Harvesting this salt in order to supplement their family incomes, this image reminds me of the resourcefulness and ingenuity of these Andean highlanders."

Salt of the Earth - Photographer Don Leonard