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4-15 June 2013: Snow Star: Artwork by Sephira Salazar

Snow Star documents a mysterious, ancient Andean ceremony, Qoyllur Ritt'i(Quechuan for Resplendent Snow), which takes place annually hidden in the high altitudes of the Peruvian Andes. The ritual, associated with the fertility of the land and the worship of the Apus (spirits of the mountains), is an important manifestation of syncretism – a fusion of Catholic and Incan pagan traditions.

Snow Star

Sephira Salazar is a self-taught photographer with a background in film development and production.