Huallanca is a small town in the Peruvian Andes. In theory, there is nothing really special about it. The vast majority of its inhabitants are Quechua indians, once known as the Incas. But something about these people, their sense of colour, and the vital, direct nature of life dictated by their lofty but harsh surroundings, is magical. These images taken of their daily lives suggest that the "magic realism" movement of latin american literature could have simply been called " Andean realism" or even "Huallancan realism".