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Lip Service

Willie Hiatt, a latin american history professor who doubles as a street photographer, found public canoodling a common theme during his fall research semester in Lima, Peru. Since Peruvian youth tend to live at home longer than their U.S. contemporaries, amorous couples must find space for romance where they can—park benches, bus stops, street corners, public transportation, train stations. The soundtrack for these couples must have been Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.” Happy Valentine’s Day and Feliz Día del Amor y la Amistad to lovesick couples everywhere!

Photos Courtesy of Willie Hiatt


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