Magdalena Correa is interested in exploring isolated territories undergoing situations of precariousness and oblivion. She generally becomes immersed in these territories to obtain first-hand experience of what is happening there and to capture that reality with her photographic and video camera. The works in her series La Rinconada (2013), for example, contain images taken in a makeshift town located at 5,600 meters above sea level, in the Peruvian state of Puno. The settlement of La Rinconada is a lawless territory; its inhabitants live from extracting gold from a mine located in an ancient glacier they wrongly consider to constitute an inexhaustible source of wealth. Through her work, the artist incites the viewer to consider life as lived in territories that are largely inaccessible.