In my first days of living in the Andes of Peru, I got fed up with how tourists would aggressively photograph indigenous locals without asking their permission, and so I started photographing tourists without asking their permission either. And then a guy almost attacked me.
Sunday market magic
Different kinds of tourism
Is it not best to move by sense? Before the conditioned processing of our analytical minds can catch up to say something such as: “yes that would be a good idea”, or “no, that guy might decide to attack you.”
An escalating conflict
What follows is part of our dialogue that ensued, which almost escalated into an assault. I really pissed him off by taking his photo.
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