At the end of Washington State Route 112 there is a dirt road that leads to one of the western-most extremes of the lower 48 US states. Sliding through loose mud and bumping over washboard ruts, one can follow this path until it eventually reaches the northern tip of Cape Flattery.
In “The Theatricality of Observing and Being Observed,” historian Greg Denning sets out a unique proposal by reading tattoos as sources of history. For Denning, a sailor's body art marked the rituals of his itinerant existence and the places he had traversed.
Don Benjamín is a proud cacao farmer living outside Tarapoto, Peru. His operation is typical in that it rests on a patchwork of varied forms of labour and tenure to succeed. The land he works belongs to an absentee landlord from Pucallpa.