Personal work by Nick Ballon

Part of Ballon’s long-running personal project The Bitter Sea, which examines Bolivia’s loss of the sea and its relationship with it, Armada features the recruits of the landlocked country’s navy.

From Armada by Nick Ballon

Based at San Pedro de Tiquina on Lake Titicaca, their routine is much like that of any navy around the world with drill, classroom-based learning and exercises out on the water.

From Armada by Nick Ballon

Their HQ is also home to the Centre for High-Altitude Scuba Diving (CIBA), the highest scuba diving centre in the world. The series has been published in Avaunt magazine.

From Armada by Nick Ballon, @nickballon

The Humour issue

CR gets serious about being funny featuring
Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, Lisa McGee,
Naresh Ramchandani, David Kolbusz, Roz Chast,
Emily Oberman, Asterix, Stephen Collins,
Dominic Wilcox and the DLR

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