The only and unforgettable photo studio of Charaña, a desolate border town at the end of Bolivia.
Charaña is a high elevation desolate border town at the western end of Bolivia on the Andean Plateau, few miles from the border with Chile, along the railroad that goes from La Paz to Arica, mainly used during the years for the transport of mining products. It counts approximately one thousand inhabitants.
Roads are dusty and mostly populated by dogs and llamas. Shops have no name, they do not need to.
One of these shop is the only photo studio in town. It has only a sign on the window: “SE HACE FOTOS AL INSTANTE”.
The single room of the shop is used as a butcher shop and on the other side as a photographic set for ID pictures. There is a computer to post-produce and a small printer for immediate delivery..
The owner also has some dress aside: a white, a rose and a striped shirt, a man’s jacket and a pair of ties – in the event that a customer quickly needs a more elegant look.
Welcome to the only and unforgettable Charaña Photo Studio.