Alirandu was shot in Bolivia, in a very special place where the Amazon forest merges with the Andes mountains. This meeting point between two very different climatic zones, has created a region characterized by an ever-changing cloudy landscape.
This unique location is home to a small community descended from the African slaves that were forcefully torn away from their lands, and brought to the Americas hundreds of years ago. The Afro-Bolivians have long been a forgotten people, absent from contemporary Bolivian society.
This series combines pictures I took, but also pictures that the Afro-Bolivians themselves shot, and some archive images of their ancestries.
All images ©Elsa Leydier