Camalenque - Pallbearers: Camalenque - Pallbearers

Under the glare of television cameras Afro-Peruvian men (working as camalenque - a vocational identity) carry the casket of slain Peruvian Stephany Flores. Joran van der Sloot, of Holland, confessed to her killing. Afro-Peruvian men are highly sought to carry coffins at the most upscale funerals in Peru. Clad in tuxedos and white gloves they are hired under the belief that their skin-color lends an aura of elegance to the job.
Camalenque - Pallbearers, Lima, Peru

Under the glare of television cameras Afro-Peruvian men (working as camalenque - a vocational identity) carry the casket of slain Peruvian Stephany Flores. Joran van der Sloot, of Holland, confessed to her killing. Afro-Peruvian men are highly sought to carry coffins at the most upscale funerals in Peru. Clad in tuxedos and white gloves they are hired under the belief that their skin-color lends an aura of elegance to the job.