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The last Incas | Q'ero People

This series documents the lives of the Q'ero people, who are the last direct descendants of the Inca, who live in one of the most remote places in the Peruvian Andes. Their life revolves around farming, rearing alpacas, and weaving wool.

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Black & White Photo Contest

2023

Bronze

People

Professional

The last Incas | Q'ero People

This series documents the lives of the Q'ero people, who are the last direct descendants of the Inca, who live in one of the most remote places in the Peruvian Andes. Their life revolves around farming, rearing alpacas, and weaving wool.

About Artist

Aga Szydlik

Aga Szydlik is a highly accomplished independent photographer. Her work is focused on cultural and documentary photography. She is passionate about exploring the world and the societies she documents, concentrating on lesser-known and disappearing cultures and their essence. Aga uses her photography to understand and document the rich cultural heritage of various tribes and their rituals while exploring how these traditions intersect with modern and traditional knowledge. Her images have now been shown in curated exhibitions and have won numerous awards including reFocus Awards (2023), Pollux (2020) and Julia Margaret Cameron Award (2019 and 2020), Monovision Award (2022), Dodho(217) and IPA (2015). A comprehensive list of publications, exhibitions, and awards can be found on https://www.agalphotography.com/publications-exhibitions Aga began her professional career while living in Thailand as a fight photographer, where she developed a passion for Muay Thai. Later, she relocated to Indonesia and South Africa, expanding her career as a scientist and photographer. Aga works with different NGOs and as an independent contributor, aiming to capture the essence of the people Aga photographs in a powerful and meaningful way. She actively supports human rights movements, environmental protection, and conservation efforts. Aga currently resides in the USA, dividing her time between science and photography. When she is not traveling, she practices yoga and appreciates a slower pace of life.

Aga Szydlik

Photographic Areas of Focus

People, Photojournalism, Portrait, Travel

Location

United States of America

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