Population: 11 Million | Capital: Sucre | Area: 1 Million km² | GDP/Capita: $7k | Independence: 1825
Victor | Copacabana | Bolivia
Victor's photo: "This is where I work, in the pueblo of Copacabana. There are many tourists from all around the world that come here. I work with my lancha, an embarcation where I bring people to the floating Islands of Lake Titicaca as well as the Isla del Sol where I was born. I love showing tourists where I was born."
Mery Laura's photo: "It's an important symbol dedicated to Simon Bolivar, the Liberator who fought for Bolivia and its independence. It's good to remember the individuals in our history because their stories can still inspire people today."
Mery Laura | Copacabana | Bolivia
Martin | La Paz | Bolivia
Martin's photo: “The Parliament of Bolivia is important to me because it represents all of the country. Plurality, different ideologies and perspectives meet together here so it makes me feel like I am a part of it too. It’s an important symbol of Bolivia as it’s also the highest Parliament in the world by altitude. You can recognize the Bolivian flag, along with the multicolour flag that represents the Indigenous peoples of our country.”
Bismar's photo: “I love skating so this picture represents me well. When I come to this park to skate, I feel good and relaxed. My friends are like my family so it feels like a brotherhood when we hang out together here. To me, skating is freedom.”
Bismar | La Paz | Bolivia
Alicia | La Paz | Bolivia
Alicia's photo: “This stand has been my business for the last 45 years. I’ve been working at this very same spot since I was about 20 years old. I work here Mondays to Saturdays, every week from 8 am to 8 pm. I enjoy it because I like selling things to people. I also like working outside and being able to see the sun.”
Olimpia's photo: “This is the Isla Incahuasi in the middle of the Salar de Uyuni. In Quechua, it means ‘house of the Incas’. Tourists come from all over the world to visit this place. I’m originally from Tahua, just north of the salt flat, but I’ve been working and living here for a year. It’s a privilege because it is such a unique place and we are only 5 people. However, it can also get lonely with no phone or Internet service. What I do like about this place is the silence and tranquility.”
Olimpia | Isla Incahuasi | Bolivia