Anna Kaminska PHOTOGRAPHY

Pachacamac

These photos describe the silence of the ruins of Pachacamac, where many pilgrims came from other parts of Peru to bring tribute to the Temple of the Oracle of Pachacamac,"the one that gives life to the world". Pachacamac was a great religious city, with temples, buildings, ritual squares, storage spaces, women's houses, lodging for the priests and pilgrims and for the population in general. The city was occupied for nearly 2,000 years by many cultures, culminating with the Incas. Throughout the millennia the site has accumulated numerous walls, terraces, courtyards, cemeteries, buildings, and fragments: reminders of its ancient inhabitants. Since the destruction of Pachacamac in 1533 by the Spaniards, the city has fallen silent.

" I wanted to present a piece that would capture the way I saw Pachacamac the first time. When I entered the ruins, I saw a vast tide of sand encroaching on the old city, burying much of it. Not a living thing did I see, except black birds circling above the crumbling temples; not a sound did I hear except my sneakers on the sand and the pulsation of the Pacific."

NOTE: The following photos were featured in the article about Anna Kaminska's Pachacamac series in the B&W magazine, nr. 73 / March 2009. | Download the article.

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