an uphill climb – Ximena Velez Liendo, Bolivia – Winner of Whitley Award, 2017

19 05 2017

“Things are always happening to me. I’m that sort of bear.” – Michael Bond, A Bear Called Paddington

In the Quechua belief, the Andean Bear is a mediator between the upper world (the gods) and the inferior world (human); it provides a sense of direction, a passage from one era to the another, it maintains order when chaos emerges.