Moon Kingdom: Untouched Landscapes Of Atacama Desert In Photographs By Chiara Zonca

Chiara Zonca is a fine art photographer based in Western Canada. She investigate the earth as a timeless, untouched-by-humans dreamscape where she can then project her narratives. Continue reading »

Fascinating Pictures Of Atacama Desert In Chile

The Brazilian studio Conci unveiled on Behance a series of unique photographs of the Atacama desert in Chile. Pink sky, desert expanses, black sand, each shot gives us almost the impression of being on another planet. Most of the photos were taken in the Luna Valley and at the Licancabur Volcano. Bluffing. Continue reading »

The Giant Hand of Atacama


The Mano de Desierto is a large-scale sculpture of a hand located in the Atacama Desert in Chile, 75 km to the south of the city of Antofagasta, on the Panamerican Highway. The nearest point of reference is the “Ciudad Empresarial La Negra” (La Negra Business City).

The sculpture was constructed by the Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrázabal at an altitude of 1,100 meters above sea level. Irarrázabal used the human figure to express emotions like injustice, loneliness, sorrow and torture.[1] Its exaggerated size is said to emphasize human vulnerability and helplessness.[2] The work has a base of iron and cement, and stands 11 metres (36 ft) tall. Funded by Corporación Pro Antofagasta, a local booster organization, the sculpture was inaugurated on March 28, 1992. Continue reading »