The collection contains photographs by
Horacio Ochoa of monumental natural and built environments in Peru. The photographs were
used by Daniel Ruzo in his research on Peruvian protohistory. Many of the images depict the
sacred places or large sacred objects known as huacas. Included are the sites of Antabamba,
Sayhuite (Saywite), Machu Picchu, Anghas Marka, Huiñay Huayna(Wiñay Wayna), and
The Peruvian photographer Horacio Ochoa (1905-1978) was born in San Sebastián, Cusco. He
studied with José Gabriel González and became one of the most prominent practitioners of the
Cusco School. Active from 1928 to 1964, Ochoa was known for his architectural and landscape
views of ancient cities and colonial monuments. In addition to running his own photography
studio he also worked for the Peruvian Policía Nacional documenting political and union
29 photographic prints
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