Lima, Perú

Lima is a rough and multi-headed beast that shouts its country’s aspirations. While most visitors treat the capital as a transportation hub, fleeing the pollution, fog and noise, I had time to fall in love with the gritty beauty and energetic chatter of its thousand morphing neighbourhoods.

The metropolis’ human diversity is a constant reminder of its position at the head of a great nervous system connecting thousands of unique places between the coast, mountains and jungle (la costa, sierra y selva).

I lived in Peru in 2011-12 for nearly a year. It began with an exchange semester studying environmental development, anthropology and photojournalism and then I stayed to carry out research on the Peruvian anchoveta fishery.