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500 kilometers and 30 days walking in the southern Peruvian Andes will give rise to this visual experience of scenic and cultural beauty.

Belami Cárdenas M.

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Cusco, Peru
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Caminar will be a photobook product of a pilgrimage in the southern Peruvian Andes, through the regions of Cusco, Apurímac and Ayacucho. This publication has the purpose of showing the reader and observer the art of walking, walking as a philosophy of life.

During 30 days and 500 kilometers, this project will focus its attention on documenting with photographs the impressive landscape diversity of the Andes, its roads and its cultures. We will travel the Qhapaq Ñan -the Andean path of wisdom- inheritance of the most important pre-Columbian civilizations in the region, such as the Inca, Chanka and Wari cultures.

Comunero and his alpacas / Condor wing - Reference photos
Comunero and his alpacas / Condor wing - Reference photos

The * Qhapaq Ñan * is a network of roads of more than 60 thousand kilometers long that united the Andes and connected various production, administrative and ceremonial centers. It spans the territories of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, and constitutes an invaluable expression of how our ancestors organized and planned the vital workforce for the development and unification of Andean cultures.

We will visit more than 20 archaeological centers and more than 50 communities along this stretch of the Qhapaq Ñan and we will collect testimonies from local community members sharing words about the importance of walking for their daily and spiritual lives. These testimonials will be documented in the photobook.

Templo del sol, Ollantaytambo - Cusco - Reference photos
Templo del sol, Ollantaytambo - Cusco - Reference photos


About rewards

The rewards range from € 10 that include the book in PDF format, to € 500, a pack of 20 books + a video conference explaining the project and the experience. All rewards will have personalized dedications.

Rewards for walkers - Reference photos
Rewards for walkers - Reference photos

We will make a special edition of the photobook -10 copies- which will include a textile piece from a community that we will visit; only available through this platform. All rewards include shipments in Peru and Spain. For the rest of the world we have an international shipping reward at € 8 that must be added to the desired reward.

We are interested that this publication sensitizes the person not only because of its photographic and aesthetic value but we also want to motivate a sensitive experience through the quality of the materials in its preparation.

The sale price to the public after Verkami will be € 50.

Map of the route we will walk

Qhapaq Ñan, section, Cusco - Ayacucho
Qhapaq Ñan, section, Cusco - Ayacucho

Technical details of the photobook

  • Soft cover book.

  • 500 copies.

  • Measurements: 20x15 cm. closed.

  • Material: * cover * - linner cardboard 322gr.

  • interiors * - Nautilus Classic 120gr.

  • Number of pages: 100 - 4/4 full color.

  • Finishes: window die-cut.

  • Binding: folded, sewn with thread. Hot Melt.

  • (Subject to modifications) *

About us

My name is Belami Cárdenas Mau, I am a documentary photographer and I am passionate about the Andes and its geographical and cultural diversity. I live in the city of Ollantaytambo, Cusco - Peru, and I see in photography a beautiful way of expressing and communicating life, explaining the world. Accompanying me on this project is Bren Silva Crespo, graphic designer and traveler. Together we want to tell the story of a walk, a pilgrimage to the very roots of Andean society, a society with a glorious past and a bright future.

Us :)
Us :)

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Belami Cárdenas Mau
Bren Silva Crespo

Money destination


Year 2020. (if we get the financing)

-October: Walk.

-November / December: Design, layout and printing of the photobook.

-December / January: Sending rewards.

Thank you very much for being interested in our project, we hope you can help us make it happen :)


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  • Alejandro Bartra

    Alejandro Bartra

    7 days

    Suerte, Bel y Bren!! De parte de Alejandro Y Mariaclaudia.

  • Kathy Anampa

    Kathy Anampa

    7 days

    Por los caminos del Perú

  • Vetlana Avalo Mau

    Vetlana Avalo Mau

    7 days

    I‘m looking forward to get the Fotobook! Enjoy the trip! Aywallaa.

18 people are supporting this project

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  • Tay
  • Kathy Anampa
  • griseldaraquelcrespo@gmail.com
  • Ana Maria Mau Fernandez
  • thxou
  • Alqagaleria
  • cjoanmari
  • Gumias
  • steve06
  • Amanda Borges
  • Alejandro Bartra
  • CarmenRO
  • Jaime Amadio
  • Carmela
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  • Vetlana Avalo Mau
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