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Carlos Villalon

Carlos Villalon was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. He studied Art and Social Communications at Vicente Pérez Rosales Technological University in Santiago, and photography at the New School for Social Research–Parsons in New York. His work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Miami Herald, New York Times, Newsweek, and San Francisco Chronicle. His photographs of coca cultivation in Colombia appeared as a feature in National Geographic in 2004.


The Octopus in the Cathedral of Salt

A lightning storm over the town of Turbo, the center of banana and plantain production in Northern Colombia. Turbo is also the main port of departure for cocaine headed to the United States and Europe, a city still in the grip of paramilitary and [...]