2012 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 2nd prize



Pietro Paolini


06 February, 2009

People prepare for a Carnival parade.

About the photographer

Pietro Paolini

Pietro Paolini was born in Florence, Italy in 1981. He graduated from the Fondazione Studio Marangoni in Florence in 2005. In 2004, he started to puruse his interest in the South...

Background story

Potosi, Bolivia

People prepare for a Carnival parade. Bolivia is home to some 36 indigenous groups, who, although a majority in the population, have suffered marginalization and discrimination since colonial times. The country’s president, Evo Morales, the first indigenous Bolivian to hold that office, is leader of the Movement towards Socialism party, whose long-held goal has been the integration of indigenous communities into national life. President Morales enjoys considerable popularity. In 2009, he was elected for a second term in office with 64 percent of the vote.

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