American-born photographer Thomas Ives has worked for international news and feature magazines for over 38 years. His photo essays and images have appeared in National Geographic, Time, Geo, Stern, Newsweek, Life, Smithsonian, and many others publications. He currently lives in Vilcabamba with his Ecuadorian partner. For more about Thomas, click here, or here (en español).
Life at ease
Two girls stand in the warmth of the afternoon sunlight. The older sister, who is wearing a rosary, gazes lovingly at her sibling in the stroller. Each girl comfortably holds a chicken, the younger of the two girls has her chicken nestled on her hip … just like she will as a mother holding her infant.
— Thomas H. Ives
Photo taken August 2013 in Vilcabamba.
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