3600 / 4800 m s.n.m.
Pablo Hare

24 x 31 cm.
104 páginas
500 ejemplares
Abril 2021

The 57 photographs in 3600 / 4800 m s.n.m.** were taken between 2017 and 2019 in the central highlands of the department of Lima, during three walks from Ticlio, Yauli and the Quiulla toll to the city of La Oroya, and various later travels crossing one of the most intensively exploited mining areas of Peru. An intersection of roads that go to the Pacific Coast, to the Northern and Southern Andes, and to the Amazon rainforest of Perú, the city, refinery and polymetallic foundry of La Oroya, on the shores of the Mantaro river, has been one of the main protagonists of the mining history of the country. Lead, arsenic, cadmium and sulfur dioxide in the air, water and land, turned it into one of the most contaminated places in the world; today the mine – and the city – is paralyzed and in the process of being liquidated.