Morning in Chimbote, Peru

By Sebastian Romero Torres
Chimbote

It’s a grey morning in Chimbote, Peru, a seven hour drive away from the capital city Lima.

The clouds above seem endless though it’s windy at the bay. We are here to meet a biologist at the local University.

We enter through a huge blue door and Professor Romulo leads us towards the pier. Garbage, mainly plastic bags, piles up all along the shore. The water seems almost as grey as the clouds above.

The smell of fishmeal hangs over every corner of the city. As we explore, fishermen joke with each other, laughing as dogs lie around with bellies up enjoying the calm. They watch us with curiosity as we carry three cameras and several backpacks around town.