Costa Rica Time Warp
The project “Costa Rica Time Warp” shows children from Costa Rica, photographed in 1986, while the author Ludwig Thalheimer was travelling through Central America. He met them in public places, on the streets where they sold newspapers, washed cars, and helped out in their parents’ stalls.
They all told him about their lives, their desires and their dreams for their future. After more than 30 years, Ludwig wanted to find out, what had become of these children. In 2017 he set out to search for them, found and photographed them again and recorded their lives. The project provides an unsentimental yet touching insight into very different individual lifes of people in the Central American state of Costa Rica.
In 2018 he published a book about this project.