AKOSUA VIKTORIA ADU-SANYAH

ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN SWITZERLAND

PULULAHUA – CLOUD OF WATER


In 2012, my fondness for the equine world led me to Pululahua, one of the only two inhabited volcano craters globally, located in the north of Ecuador's capital city Quito. While working as an equestrian tour guide and living in the caldera, I documented the environment on black-and-white film. The micro-climate in the volcano makes successful agricultural activities possible, allowing the local inhabitants to live almost self-sufficiently. In the early evenings, clouds enter the crater and accumulate to dense layers of fog. There could not have been a more notable contrast between the loud and vibrant city of Quito, where we would pick up our guests, and the serenity inside of the crater. Pululahua' is Quichua for 'Cloud of Water.