JORDI BUSQUÉ

photographer

The Mennonites of Bolivia

Trying to keep safe their traditions, Mennonites don't hesitate to leave everything and start from scratch in another country. In Bolivia they have found enough isolation to carry out their lifestyle in its original way.

The Amazon River from its mouth to its source

We travel the largest river on Earth by boat, from its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean, to its source in the Peruvian Andes.

Altiplano I: Extreme environments

In the desolated Southamerican high plateau, between Chile and Bolivia, nature creates some unique and extreme environments, with volcanoes and colored lagoons, where life has to find its way.

Altiplano II: Extreme lives

How inhabitants of the Altiplano adapt to some of the world's hardest environments.

The last iceman of Chimborazo

Baltasar Ushca, is the last man working in the extraction of ice from the frozen high slopes of Chimborazo, the highest Andean volcano. The blocks of ice, wrapped in grass to keep them from melting, travel in the back of two donkeys to market. A living piece of history.

World's best astronomical observatories

From the highlands of Chile to the Canary islands, we visit the largests monuments to human curiosity.

In search of our stolen skies

Light pollution has stolen the night sky in most of the places where we live. This story shows some of the last places where is still possible to see this wonder once accessible for everyone almost everywhere.

Buddhist novices

According to Theravada Buddhism, spending some time in a monastery is essential to reach enlightenment. In Laos and some other countries of Southeast Asia, is very common for young boys to spend few months, or even years, as novices. This is the story of some of those boys.

Patagonia

From Península Valdés to Ushuaia and from Punta Arenas to Puerto Montt, Argentinian and Chilean Patagonia exhibits an astonishing intact nature splashed with small villages of authentic character.

Gold seekers of Tierra del Fuego

When the first signs of gold where discovered in Sierra del Boquerón, back in 1879, a small gold rush started in Tierra del Fuego. After few decades, the mechanized exploitations surrendered to the lack of profitability and left the area to the independent gold seekers. This is the story of the Gesell brothers, the last loners who still seeks for the precious metal.

Navarino island

The southernmost commune in the world is located between Tierra del Fuego, to the north, and Cape Horn, to the south. The island is populated by descendants of the Yaghan, the southernmost indigenous peoples in the world.

Guatemala

Slow travel story

New York

Slow travel story

Grape harvest on lava flows (Azores islands)

Every September, in the island of Pico, the grape harvest takes place on the volcano's lava flows. The ancient constructions using basalt blocks prevent the use of machinery, so all the work must be done the old way.

Street photography & Humor

Un-posed, un-staged photography which features subjects in candid (and often ironic) situations within public places.