La Guajira

La Guajira, photo essay by Sarah Palmer

La Guajira Desert is a vast, beautifully unaffected area in northeastern Colombia, along the Caribbean Sea. This region’s amenities are bare bones and unassuming, in a romantic kind of way.

With tourism growing rapidly in the country, the area won’t remain like this for long. It is a fleeting glimpse into how things were and are, for now.

Note: all images from this series are shot on film and created by composing multi-frame exposures in camera, with no manipulation in post.

Q&A with Sarah Palmer

Photography is…
An exploration.

Photography and writing…
Should be honest.

Who left the biggest impression on you?
Alessandra Sanguinetti. Her work is truthful and heartfelt.

Tell us a little about yourself
I’ve never been able to answer this question without stumbling over my words. Maybe with time it will get easier?

Sarah_PalmerSarah Palmer (website) was born and raised in a small town in rural Ontario. She received her B.F.A in Photography from Ryerson University in Toronto in 2008, where she currently resides.
She composes multi-frame exposures in camera, with no manipulation in post.
Her work has been published internationally and has been exhibited in galleries and exhibitions including Scotia Bank’s Contact Photography Festival.



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