Yuncaypata: Exploring a Quechua Indian Community in Peru

Exhibition December 11, 2003

Located an hour or so from Cusco, Peru, Yuncaypata is a small community of 400 Quechua Indians, more than half of whom are young children. Not much is heard about this community of peaceful Indians, whose life expectancy is under the age of fifty. When a 23-year-old Franco-American student serendipitously came across this village, she found streets that presented serious safety and health hazards, and a lack of basic sewage systems that were desperately needed. In collaboration with the local municipality and with a budget of only $1,500, Olivia Fox Cabane successfully directed and financed a project to rebuild every street in the village and to revitalize the community.

Come discover this marvelous village, its local leaders, parents, children and their pets through a series of colorful and moving photographs by Charles Stirk, Jr.

Location: The Nour Foundation Gallery, 322 West 108th Street, New York, NY