Rosa Yagán


“This lady was the last full-blooded member of the Yagan indigenous group, and I was lucky enough to photograph her in Villa Ukika, Puerto Williams, in the far south of Chile. She died two years after the picture was taken. As a society, we failed to take care of the last members of one of the races that make up our roots. We’ve lost their language and customs, and today there are only a few families left, of mixed blood. This photograph is one of the greatest achievements of my life as a photographer. I lived 12 years in that region, the most beautiful and happiest of my life.”

Narciso López Lantadilla Daniel (born 1939), Santiago

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