These photos were taken during a trip to Peru the summer of 2016. One was taken in the hills near Machu Picchu and the other off the coast of Lake Titicaca in a village called Perka Norte. It was an amazing trip during which I was able to experience Peruvian culture as I never had before. The people were some of the kindest I had ever met and never failed to welcome me into their homes and share their love of their country with me. Though these images cannot possibly capture the magic of Peruvian culture, my hope is that they convey the beauty and uniqueness of the county, not only in terms of the landscape, but the people one meets there as well.
Sofia Schlozman is a junior at Belmont High School in Belmont, MA. She has always loved photos, but did not seriously pursue photography until taking a film photography class as a freshman. Now, she carries a camera with her nearly everywhere she goes. Photos are her way of capturing memories, and she loves that each photo conveys deeper feelings hidden below the surface of the image. She hopes that sharing her photography with others allows viewers not only to peek into her life, but also to develop their own feelings about moments they never would have experienced before.