About Photographer:

Doug Klostermann is a travel and documentary photographer living in Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in traditional culture, cultural preservation, festivals, music and dance, NGOs, non-profits, and volunteer organizations.

Entry description: The Keshwa Chaca, the last remaining traditionally built Inca straw bridge, is reconstructed each June over the Apurimac River near Huinchiri, Peru. Members of the local communities converge on the site carrying lengths of rope, handmade from q’olla grass, which are then twisted into the thick cables of the bridge floor and handrails. Constructed over a three day period, the bridge spans 67 meters across a canyon, and sits approximately 36 meters above the river.