17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Litoral de los Poetas 001

"There is the sea From one wave to the other there is the time of life From its waves to my eyes there is the distance of death." (Fragment of Monument to the Sea, Vicente Huidobro) This photography series was born after two years of work traveling to the Litoral de los Poetas, home to the great and late Chilean poets Vicente Huidobro, Pablo Neruda and Nicanor Parra; from Mirasol to Santo Domingo, in a search to portray the central Chilean coast, with the premise of rethinking photography and in particular the image, as an instrument to capture the immensity and time as protagonists of the series. The invitation the series raises, is to contemplate again, reconnect with nature, and realize that every moment is unique in this world, that we must respect its purity and history. Being present in the moment is the only way to really value what we have in our environment, an irreplaceable planet that amazes us every second. A diffuse mirror of light and water, the current, the time, a flock of birds, the coastal edge layers, make up the peaceful series together with the waves that lash gently but constantly as the hours pass, day after day, from the beginning to the end of the times. In memory of Juan Alejandro Amaro Ulloa (1947-2019).

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Isla Negra, Chile
Copyright: © Esteban Amaro