ANTWERP, BELGIUM – I had the privilege of participating in this photo exhibition in Belgium – “Feminism and Photojournalism in Latin America” – with other talented women photographers from all over Central and South America.
The exhibition ran from March-June, 2019 in a space called Mundana in Antwerp, Belgium. It was curated by Javier Perugachi.
These photos above are from the opening, which I was not able to attend. My photo is the one of the group of indigenous Waorani women walking bare feet on the pavement. This was the explanation of the photo I sent them:
“This photo was taken in the Amazon city of Puyo, Ecuador, March 8, 2018. Some 350 indigenous women arrived in Puyo from all over the Amazon to march for women’s rights and an end to oil and mining extraction in their territories. To me, this photo is powerful because it shows a group of indigenous Waorani women walking in unison, taking on these major threats and moving forward together. The women’s bare feet and tradition clothes also highlights the vast contrast between Amazon life and city life, and demands that people pay attention to those differences, and respect them.”