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Wisdom & Grace

I encountered this woman along the trek I took in the Lares Valley of Peru. She was selling items outside the residence where we stopped for a brief respite along our travels. I was struck by how comfortable she was when I asked her if I could take her portrait, and the beauty and wisdom that showed through her eyes. I love the simplicity of the lives that I met on my trip and the grace with which they encountered us as tourists in their land.

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Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 07.2016
Photo Location: Lares Valley, Peru
Copyright: © Danielle Lussier