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