Nick Ballon – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Spotlight on January 6, 2012 11:19 am

Nick Ballon’s latest, gorgeous project. See it here.

“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid the world’s most famous outlaws once rode these very paths in the South of Bolivia where they met their demise in a small silver mining town called San Vincente after robbing the payroll of a Bolivian mine in 1909. San Vicente has no doubts about its place in history. “Welcome to San Vicente: Here lie the remains of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” reads the billboard at the entrance to the town. In actual fact the pair died years later in North America but to this day the legacy and tourism remain. This project follows in footsteps of the two outlaws as their days in Bolivia came to a close.”

Tupiza, Bolivia. Temporary home of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - Nick Ballon

San Vincente, Bolivia. Death place of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid now 95% owned by American silver mining company Pan American - Nick Ballon

Waca Wañusca Valley where Butch and Sundance rode. On November 4th 1908, three men were going from the small village of Salo to Quechisla. They were transporting the pay roles of the mining company.. At the foot of a ridge, suddenly two "gringo's" stepped out of the shadow. It was a hold-up. - Nick Ballon

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