This photo reminds us that sometimes sharing smiles with new people is more memorable than visiting famous landmarks. Ana Castañeda Cano captured this intimate photograph of a group of endearing children during a trip to Peru’s Apurímac region in 2009.
Not surprisingly, Ana’s photograph received international recognition and awards, such as special mention in the 2011 Humanity Photo Awards (PHA), and finished first in the Walter Benjamin Photo Contest.
Here are some additional photos that we’ve been sharing this month.
A traveler captures some Andean memories while trekking through the Pariacaca-Yauyos region of Peru.
Photo by Stéphane Vallin/Yunka Trek
Beach shenanigans on South America’s shores.
Photo from Experience Imagination video
This photograph, taken in Huaraz, Peru, gives new meaning to the saying “uphill battle”.
Photo by Ana Castañeda Cano/La Ceguera
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Britt is a California native who left her home to explore South America and now lives in Peru. She’s just a little obsessed about planning getaways with her family, scuba diving, and trekking.