These photos were shot during my trip to my birth place, La Paz, Bolivia. Being able to fill the emptiness of leaving Bolivia by creating new memories made me feel like I was discovering a part of me that had been hidden during all these years. Out of the many things I’ve learned in this weekend-long trip to La Paz, the most important one was that loving the place and the culture I come from means loving myself. And right now, I’m deeply, madly in love. —Inés Cardó
Inés Cardó is a Latina teenager who needs to create in order to survive. She currently lives in Madrid and publishes her work here.