Author Archives: Ivan Kashinsky

#Projectmibarrio

#Projectmibarrio

Photos and Text: Ivan Kashinsky
Recently, I decided to do a project.  I began documenting my neighborhood using only my iPhone.  I’ve been living in Ecuador for about nine years now.  It’s been a wild ride with sky-high highs, rock-bottom lows and everything in between.  I’ve spent a large chunk of my life on the Equator.  During my time here, I’ve traveled throughout Ecuador and Latin America working on assignments and projects.  I’ve been hopping from country to country, assignment to assignment, always on the go.   And just when things started to slow, it was time to go back to…

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Sancho: The Little Jeep that Could

Sancho: The Little Jeep that Could

Text by Ivan K Photos by Karla and Ivan
Yesterday we traded you in for another. You will always be remembered as the jeep that took us to the end of the world… and back.


Nobody thought you’d make it. You climbed the Andes of Peru in search of the Condor Gods. You choked on the dust of the Altiplano, resuscitated by a helpful and knowledgeable Bolivian man. You swam through the fingers of the Napo River and crossed the driest desert in the world. You battled the endless wind of the Patagonian roads and triumphantly crossed the Straight of

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From La Clementina to La Mama Grande

From La Clementina to La Mama Grande

Text by Karla
Photos by Ivan, Caro and Karla
During the last blue moon in August, fifteen foot flames ate up our home.  What is left of  the hundred-year-old hacienda house named La Clementina, still sits on the edge of the Canyon del Chiche. At the bottom of it, the river with the same name snakes through muscular Andean mountains. Two months after the fire, I  finally find the courage to write about it, my heart beating at the level of my throat.
I miss it. I probably always will.

 
The natives of America call it grandfather fire, because it’s

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Graffiti en Vivo

Graffiti en Vivo

Venders called out prices for calamari, clams, and fresh fish, as locals scoped out the selection in the old port district of Valparaiso, Chile.  This is what they’ve been doing for hundreds of years.  Like a play, they acted out their daily rituals in the alleyways of the city.  But in recent years, their backdrop has changed.  Larger than life psychedelic graffiti covered the walls of Valpo creating an unlikely combination of old-school porteños playing out their daily life amongst unending vibrant street art.
 

 
“You walk down the street and you see graffiti you respect, and you think,

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Carnaval de Guaranda in Terra Incognita

I first set foot in Ecuador in 2004. It seems like a lifetime ago. In such a culturally and geographically diverse country it’s hard to know where to start. There’s so much! As young photojournalists, straight out of school, Karla and I turned to Terra Incognita… magazine, to learn more about Ecuador. I call it the Ecuadorian National Geographic.  We became involved in the magazine and eventually became the photo editors. We no longer edit photos for Terra, but have the pleasure of working with Andres Vallejo and Esteban Garces on projects.
Terra Incognita just published my work on Guaranda:

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New iPad App: SHORT STORIES: FROM ECUADOR TO TIERRA DEL FUEGO by Karla Gachet and Ivan Kashinsky

New iPad App: SHORT STORIES: FROM ECUADOR TO TIERRA DEL FUEGO by Karla Gachet and Ivan Kashinsky

 A New Digital Photography Book
For more information or to download APP go to the iTunes store HERE
Photographers Karla Gachet and Ivan Kashinsky introduce their first app for the iPad, a personal photographic journey exploring the diverse cultures of five countries in South America. Karla and Ivan traveled for seven months in Sancho, their trusty red jeep, documenting thirteen photo essays along the way, from the equator down to the farthest tip of the continent.

The app features: • Fourteen photo galleries including more than 165 photographs from Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina • Five videos •

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