Chambi, Martín. Photographs, 1920–1950. Foreword by Mario Vargas Llosa. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993. This high-quality collection of black-and-white stills were taken by Martín Chambi, a major unsung photographer of the mid-20th century whose life work is based on Inca stonework and the rhythms of life in Cusco. There is another Chambi book as well, published in 1994 by Lunweg Editores in Barcelona.
Milligan, Max. Realm of the Incas. New York: Universe Publishing, 2001. English photographer Max Milligan spent years trekking to the remote corners of Peru to capture images that range from the sacred snows of Nevado Ausangate to the torpid meanderings of the Río Manu.
Weintraub, Adam L. Vista Andina. A Photographic Perspective on Contemporary Life in the Andes. PhotoExperience.net, 2010. Seattle-based photographer Adam Weintraub explores Cusco and surroundings through his lens, attempting a journalistic and zealous look into the intimate world of the city’s inhabitants.
Wust, Walter, and Marie Isabel Musselman, ed., Land of a Thousand Colors. Lime: Peisa, 2002. This coffee-table book sparkles with the prose of Peruvian writer Antonio Cisneros and painter Fernando de Szyslo. It captures Peru’s diversity in large-format, color prints that are organized not by content, but by their color.
© Ross Wehner and Renée del Gaudio from Moon Peru, 3rd Edition