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In June of 2009 a team of doctors, nurses, an EMT, and a pharmacist traveled to Peru to do volunteer medical service in Cajamarca.

Outside of work the group visited local sights such as Los Baños del Inca and Cumbe Mayo. During the second portion of the trip the group flew south to Cuzco to tour the sights in that area, including the Sacred Valley, the Maras Salt Mines, and of course Machu Picchu.

I was engaged as the official photographer for the trip to document the work these medical professionals did in the clinic and the fun they had experiencing the powerful combination of volunteerism and vacation.

The photos in this book are, from an artistic point of view, my favorites. For more images and information about the medical portion of the trip check out my larger book, From Ah-choo! to Machu Picchu: Images from a volunteer medical trip to Peru.

"Usha usha!" is what you yell to a herd of animals to get them to get moving. It's also the name of a great little bar in Cajamarca where the owner, other musicians, and even patrons grab guitars and play until the wee hours. Don't sit on the drum if you can't handle the beat.


About the Author

Mark Dawson
nomadicfrog Ohio, USA

Publish Date  August 13, 2009

Dimensions  Small Square  40 pgs   Premium Paper, lustre finish

Category  Travel

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Comments (10) Write a comment


redtreeme says

Cover to cover just perfect

posted at 08:06am Aug 20 PST


troisanneaux says

Stunning images and what a power full cover!
So well done.

posted at 08:45am Oct 04 PST


gosa says

Beautiful photos, you've captured the essence of Peru.
Congratulations! Thank you for sharing.

posted at 07:06pm Sep 08 PST


deano_ratpac says

gorgeous colours and pacing!

posted at 02:06am Sep 02 PST


debbebehnke says

absolutely stunning photos. Was just considering a trip there next year. Now you've sold me on it.

posted at 08:05pm Aug 28 PST


electricsoup says

A well deserved 'Staff Pick', the images are very strong, tip top!

posted at 04:59am Aug 25 PST


nomadicfrog says

Thank you all for your comments - I'm grateful and flattered! Staff pick, too, neat! :-)

Patycake54: did you see my other book, "From Ah-choo! to Machu Picchu"? It has many more photos from the medical portion of the trip. Unfortunately with the 15-page preview you can't really see the photos. Here are more: look under "Travel" for the dates June 7-23.

I agree, it is fantastic work and a great way to travel. Since I'm not a doc myself, I hope I can convince future groups that they too need a photographer to work with them - I want to go again!

posted at 07:16am Aug 22 PST

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