28 images Created 30 May 2016
LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF VOLCANOES
Dutch-Ecuadorian photographer Cris Toala Olivares was working on a project in his native Ecuador in 2014 when the Tungurahua volcano erupted, bringing him face to face with the enormous powers that were released from the centre of the earth. The eruption forced the people that had been living on its fertile flanks for many generations to move away, which they were extremely reluctant to do, despite the imminent danger. This story prompted Toala Olivares to dig deeper into the different relationships that people have with this primal force of nature, the volcano.