Native Potatoes

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Papas Nativas Papas Nativas Photographs by Jose Luis Fajardo Photographs by Jose Luis Fajardo

“If there was a time when youngsters from Ayacucho took the weapons to start a revolution, it is now your time to start but a pacific revolution from the same Andean mountains but with no guns and with the native potatoes instead� Gaston Acurio to Edilberto Soto

“Some days I just think of throwing in the towel with native potatoes and focus only on white potatoes, but then I realised I can’t and that I have to keep on going. You know, the road is to be made” Edilberto

“My money is underground” Edilberto

“Take a close look at a potato; look deep into its eyes” John Reader (1998: 23)