National Geographic : 2009 Mar
• PHOTO JOURNAL | SCOTT DALTON Dressed for a traditional dance, Melisa Ramírez, a Wayuu Indian, feels the breeze in La Guajira, Colombia. Scott Dalton has spent two years working on the photo project Macondo: Journeys in García Márquez's Colombia. Another Colombia If you want words to describe life on Colombia's Caribbean coast, read Gabriel García Márquez. The novelist was born and raised there, and his work, including One Hundred Years of Solitude, has made the region famous. But if you want to see some of the places that inspired his writing and meet some of the real people who live there, maybe I can help. I've worked as a photojournalist in Colombia since 1999. After years of covering so much that is wrong with the country, I wanted to focus on what is right: the Colombian people, who are the most open and engaging I have ever met. I tried to photograph a reality, their reality, that to me is magical. I hope I do them justice.