A NOTE ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
David VanBuskirk has traveled and photographed in the Andean region of South America over the last twenty years to document the work of Andean weavers in Peru and in Bolivia. He and his wife, Elizabeth VanBuskirk, helped to found the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, Peru which is a public charity incorporated in Massachusetts which works to preserve Inca weaving traditions before they are lost.
He has exhibited at the Fleming Museum and the Living and Learning Center Gallery of the University of Vermont, San Francisco State University, Franz Albert Associates in Oakland California, the Peabody Museum in Andover, Massachusetts and elsewhere. His photographs may also be seen at the website of the Center for Traditional Textiles, Descendants of the Incas, at www.incas.org, in the winter,2001 issue of Alpacas Magazine as well as the Cultural Survival Quarterly.
VanBuskirk is a psychoanalyst and Emeritus Professor who served as Director of Child Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Vermont and previously at Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Photography is his second career and he focuses his lens on children, nature, and the weaving and textile artists of the Andean Highlands of Peru.