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Nick Ballon captures the world of Bolivian wrestlers in ‘Viva Las Luchadoras!’ exhibition

Posted at 7:00 am, July 14, 2011 in Arts & Entertainment

© Nick BallonMissed Lucha Future wrestling at Roundhouse last weekend? Panic not: London-based photographer Nick Ballon’s ‘Viva Las Luchadoras!’ portraits go on show at Bolivian Embassy tomorrow (to July 18), giving a rare insight into the Lucha Libre community. Taken backstage at the famous Bolivian tournaments in El Alto, Ballon’s images beautifully capture the opposing characteristics of the wrestlers, featuring both their fighting spirit and, more unusually, their contemplative moods and the stoic Fighting Cholitas (female wrestlers) who wrestle in traditional dress.

For info, see nickballon.com.

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