Milie Del is a travel, lifestyle and reportage photographer. Born in Drôme, of Belgian origin, she lives and works in Montpellier, South of France. Her arty side and love for adventure made her choose photography. Its her favorite way to express herself, to create & to document.
Her work is inspired by wilderness and nature, freedom and nostalgia, travel, architecture, lines and design. Her personal work often speaks about the relation between mankind and its environment.
About ‘Amaru Community’:
Amaru Community is a serie of photographs, which portrays realities of the life of the Amaru People living in the Peruvian Andes. By having the chance to live among them for a little while, the serie shows through immersion images, the different aspects of their everyday life, away from stereotypes and touristic roads.
This community is living in the Andes at 4000m alt. Amaru people chose to live high up in the mountains, away from the cities, urbanization and violence. They reconnected with their ancestral knowledge and inca traditional agriculture.
Their wealth reside in the culture and traditions that they try to perpetuate through generations, despite a massive exodus of the youth.
By letting us contribute to the everyday life and to volunteer in the locals schools, we had the amazing chance to be part of the Amaru Community for a while, to apprehend its strenghs and also the challenging lives that these men and women are facing. Portraits, landscapes, objects, and other cultural elements described, through photographs, the way of life in such an isolated region. Traditional activities such as farming, refores- tation, medicinal plants are their livelihood.
This serie celebrates the beauty and simplicity of the community that lives through their ancient Andean tradi- tions, conscious of the strength of their bio-diversity and cultural heritage.