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 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 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.