Flora Hastings, a UCL student, travelled to Northern Uruguay to stay with a Gaucho named Juan Moralez. She photographed his work and his everyday life, and interviewed him about the lack of electricity in Northern Uruguay due to a nonchalance on behalf of the (previous) and current Governing party.
Gauchos are a community that live amongst Uruguay’s grasslands, or Pampas, and have been since cattle were first introduced there by the Spanish Major of Buenos Aires in 1630. Travelling by bus through Uruguay today, you can still see Gauchos wearing ponchos, baggy cotton trousers and woollen berets.
Read our 3-part series detailing her stay amongst the Uruguayan Gauchos, beginning here with her series of photographs, then featuring her interview with Juan Moralez, and her take on the economic and political situation of the rural Uruguayan Gaucho.
Part I of our series, ‘Uruguayan Gauchos – Living in Darkness’.
See more of Flora Hastings’ original photography here.