An orchid, Telipogon peruvianus, found near the Interoceanic Highway in the Peruvian Andes.Orquídeas Interoceánicas Photographic Exhibition at Canning House by Quintin Lake

The Interoceanic highway crosses the Amazon Basin and Peruvian Andes linking the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of South America.

British photographer Quintin Lake joined an Oxford University Expedition which included Peruvian botanists to locate and identify orchids along two sections of the Interoceanic highway. The exhibition features a selection of the 98 orchid species recorded in flower, the construction of the highway and the lives of those for whom the road is their porch.

A full gallery of photographs documenting the Interoceanic Highway can be seen here, the Interoceanic orchids here, the Interoceanic flora here and the Peruvian Orchid Expedition here.

Exhibition at Canning House

Orquídeas Interoceánicas Photographs By Quintin Lake

Private View 12 November 2008 6.00PM
Exhibition 13- 21 November 2008

2 Belgrave Square,
London SW1X 8PJ

The event on Canning House’s website

Limited Edition Prints

A limited edition of 12 hand printed 41x41cm (16″x16″) Framed and mounted Fuji Crystal Archive prints of the orchids are available for sale here