Meet the Author on Zoom / Gente de Sal: Vida e Identidad
April 3, 2021
Join us for an intimate conversation with archaeologists Ann Peters and Yolanda Carbajal Zuniga on life in Cuzco, its history, cultural legacy, and the people of Maras. The conversation will take place in Spanish and English.
Yolanda Carbajal Zuniga, from a Quechua speaking family, lives in Cusco. She is a graduate in archeology from the National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco and is now working on a master’s degree in Management of Cultural Heritage at the same University. In 2016, Laurence Salzmann asked her to be his assistant for the photographic and teaching projects that were part of his Fulbright Fellowship. One result of this collaboration is the text she created for Laurence’s Miskâi Kachi // Sweet Salt photographs. This text provides yet another window for understanding the Andean Culture of her ancestors.
Yolanda Carbajal Zuniga, de una familia de habla quechua, vive en Cuzco.Es licenciada en arqueologÃa de la Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad de Cuzco y actualmente se encuentra cursando una maestrÃa en GestiÃ³n del Patrimonio Cultural, en la misma Universidad.En el 2016, Laurence Salzmann le pidiÃ³ que fuera su asistente para los proyectos fotogrÃ¡ficos y docentes que formaban parte de su beca Fulbright.Resultado de esta colaboraciÃ³n es el texto que creÃ³ para las fotografÃas Miskâi Kachi // Sweet Salt de Laurence. Este texto ofrece una ventana mÃ¡s para comprender la cultura andina de sus antepasados.
Ann H. Peters is an anthropological archaeologist whose research focuses on the Central Andes (Peru, South America), specializing in historic and prehistoric textiles and the society and culture called Paracas. Over the past 40 years, she has collaborated in human rights campaigns, particularly advocating for the dignity and self-determination of the Maya and other weaving communities in the Americas. In both professional and activist contexts, her practice is bilingual and transcultural.