G Adventures photographer and video producer Oana Dragan travels to Peru’s Sacred Valley to captures its wonderfully diverse people in a series of portraits.
Whether it’s trekking the Inca Trail to capture Peru from a distinctive angle, or travelling to Bhutan to contribute to its Gross National Happiness, Oana Dragan marries her passions for art and storytelling as a photographer and video producer for G Adventures.
She draws inspiration from the people she meets on her travels, capturing photos and stories that evoke a sense of community and cause us to reconsider our place in the world. She believes that no matter who we are and where we come from, we all share a common desire to be happy, to follow our bliss and to contribute in our own unique way — and photography is an ideal way to share this fundamental wish.
In November of last year, Oana travelled to Peru’s Sacred Valley on assignment, and along the way captured its wonderfully diverse people in a series of portraits.
“We met when we were shepherds…”
“In Cusco, I learned Spanish…”
“When I was a little kid…”
“I wake up at about 5am…”
“I think about children’s future…”
“We have to be very careful…”
“I’m happy because I am travelling…”
“Working makes me happy…”
“…I’ve been doing this for 50 years. We are made of the Inca blood and we have a legacy to preserve. We pass down our traditions from one generation to another.”
More of Oana’s work is featured on ‘Any Good News’, a website dedicated to creating feel good content, and on ‘Face the Planet‘, an Instagram feed that features portraits of our planet’s unique inhabitants.
Photos courtesy of Oana Dragan. This post originally appeared here.