The Chilean duo spent five years researching their project on an Indigenous community in Cherán and, employing a mix of fact and fiction, relay the untold events of the uprising 12 years ago
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A monumental retrospective in Paris provides an urgent insight into the culture of one of Brazil’s largest indigenous groups and Andujar’s relationship to it
The life expectancy of transgender women in Brazil is just 35 years old. They are…
“I think politics affects every decision in daily life – it’s hard to remain on the sidelines,” says Musuk Nolte. “For me, photography is a visual element to work on these very complex issues. “With all the problems we have in our country, we have the responsibility to leave a visual document,” continues the photographer, who was born in Mexico in 1988 but is now a naturalised Peruvian.”I felt the desire to leave a document of what was going on, that it could serve as a visual and historical record. It was my way of relating to my country, but it’s important that this work also has an impact outside the community.”
“This portrait does not simply show a man who earns a living as a tattoo artist but the reason why that living is so important to him – his family,” says Jamain Gordon, reflecting on the portrait of Ricardo and his daughter outside their home and tattoo parlour in the South American country of Guyana. “It was Ricardo who wanted to have his daughter in the photograph and the warmth of their relationship can clearly be seen.” The image is now featured in a photobook, One People, One Nation, One Destiny, which shows the traditions and culture of this small but proud country.
Christophe Gin has been awarded the 6th edition of the Carmignac Foundation’s Photojournalism Award, winning…