Man in Front of Cross. Pisco, Peru. 2007.
"On August 15, 2007, the Peruvian coastal city of Pisco was near the epicenter of an 8.0 magnitude earthquake that leveled much of the city and left over 500 people dead. Two months later, I traveled from my then home base in La Paz, Bolivia, to Pisco to see how relief efforts and the community were fairing.
While walking the streets not far from the main plaza, I came upon the ruins of one of the city's several destroyed churches. After spending some time photographing men digging out the building next door, I saw this man walk up and pause in front of the cross. Though I don't know for sure, he was most likely praying. It was a simple, quiet moment of beauty in the midst of ruin."
- Bear Guerra
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