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An island lost in Southern Chile by Roberto and Sergio Candia

De la serie "Lo que aprendí de ti…" (herencia visual de dos generaciones) proyecto financiado por Fondart convocatoria 2013.<br />
Paisaje del sector Estero en Isla Maillen, Región de Los Lagos, Puerto Montt, Chile<br />
Essay made by Sergio Candia and his son, Roberto, about a unknown and isolated island of Souther Chile: Maillen<br />
The name of  Maillen Island comes from  Huilliche Indians,  meaning "young lady",  reminding a legend of a lady brought to the place by Dutch pirates who found a refugee in this remote and isolated  place.<br />
 The island is located in the Southern region of  Chile , 45 minutes from Puerto Montt city by boat, the only link with the rest of the world.   The island , unknown for  most Chileans, has about 1,000 inhabitants  who make a a living basically from  agriculture, fisheries and some minor scale cattle breading.<br />
Dweller are mostly  elder people. Youngs preffer to look for some better luck elsewhere.<br />
Maillen has no doctors, no police either. The only authority is man designed as  Sea  Mayor.

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De la serie "Lo que aprendí de ti…" (herencia visual de dos generaciones) proyecto financiado por Fondart convocatoria 2013.
Paisaje del sector Estero en Isla Maillen, Región de Los Lagos, Puerto Montt, Chile
Essay made by Sergio Candia and his son, Roberto, about a unknown and isolated island of Souther Chile: Maillen
The name of Maillen Island comes from Huilliche Indians, meaning "young lady", reminding a legend of a lady...
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Author: Roberto Candia/Archivolatino


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