Daniel Hofer


Primitivo Iporre Serrano, caretaker of a pelota (ball game) court, Potosi, from the series "Salar" © Daniel Hofer

A few fun images from Bolivia, and Dortmund, by Berlin-based photographer Daniel Hofer, "Born in 1982 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Great parents."

"Salar" refers to: "'Salar de Uyuni' a 10.000 square kms large salt lake, which is dried out for most of the year. It lies at an altitude of 3653 Meters in the Bolivian Andes and contains, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, one of the largest amounts of lithium in the world. Critics say that it's not possible to unify the plans for the lithium extraction, tourism and the protection of the environment in the Salar. At the moment, tourism is one of the most important sources of income to many people around the salt lake." Thanks Daniel! 


Workers who work for a state owned company that seeks to extract lithium from the salt desert are surveying at a contruction site in the middle of the Salar


Tourists undertaking guided jeep tours through the salt at lunch break


From the series "Sunday morning," taken in the city of Dortmund, Germany, which show the members of a local pentecostal church who are mostly from Ghana.



All the long distance busses that leave from La Paz, Bolivia towards the Bolivian jungle are painted with colorful motifs. Tigers, Christ and sexy women dominate the repertoire of the local painters. From the series „Bolivian Busses" All images © Daniel Hofer

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