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ANOTHER SAD NIGHT


Héctor Mediavilla

In the area around the Avenida Buenos Aires in La Paz, and in the centre of El Alto, wander sad, subdued, lonely people; lost in the gloom of another night like so many others. The night is dense and heavy, yet, generous with fleeting encounters, it offers an anonymity that daylight withholds. It also brings with it its own bustle; almost always charged with the yearning for escape and the nostalgia of those for whom nights like this are not exceptional, but rather make up their everyday reality.


 

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Some homeless drugaddicts near Buenos Aires avenue.

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia - 26/11/2007

 

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A popular neighbourhood in the way to El Alto.

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia - 26/11/2007

 

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Two prostitutes ( a transvestite and an old woman) wait for their clients near the Aquino square. They ask 1 US$ for a service.

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia - 26/11/2007

 

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A spontaneous quarrel in one street of La Paz.

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia - 26/11/2007

 

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A young man drinks a beer in a pub.

El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia - 02/12/2007

 

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Night scene in a disco pub.

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia - 02/12/2007

 

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A spontaneous quarrel among women in a disco bar of El Alto.

El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia - 16/12/2007

 

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A dose of cocaine is about to be taken.

El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia - 05/12/2007

 

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A young man high on alcohol and cocaine in a disco pub.

El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia - 08/12/2007

 

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A homeless crack addict says "Fuck off".

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia - 08/12/2007

 

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Portrait of a shoeshine boy at night.

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia - 17/12/2007

 

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A young cople in a narrow street of La Paz.

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia - 26/11/2007

 

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A young man walks in El Alto centre late at night.

El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia - 26/11/2007

 

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An addict sleeps in a collective room in the Telho pension for 1 US$ a night.

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia - 08/12/2007

 

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A taxi goes down from El Alto to La Paz thru a popular neighbourhood.

La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia - 26/11/2007



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