Carmen Rojas takes a pinch of Coca Leaf about an hour before she enters the ring. Coca is widely chewed amongst the Aymara and Quechua population. Its practical effects – mental stimulation, appetite suppression and energy are a boon in the ring.
About James Morgan
James is a multi award-winning film director and photojournalist. His in-depth photographic features have appeared in National Geographic, The Guardian, BBC, Sunday Times and many others, while his film work spans features, documentaries, commercials and music videos with clients ranging from Sony and Adidas to Vice and Mercedes Benz. James is represented by both Panos Pictures and Getty Images in London and is a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. Find out more about James and his work.