Discovering Lota

Michelle Hotchin


Lota, located in central Chile, suffered a devastating earthquake in February 2010 that destroyed the city’s infrastructure and left many residents homeless. This former coal mining city has had many setbacks, however, it has retained its strength and incredible spirit. In Lota, this spirit is expressed through vibrant colours, resilient dispositions, and incredible natural beauty. These photographs capture the unique feeling of this place, to enable others to discover Lota for themselves.