2012 Photo Contest, Daily Life, Stories, 2nd prize

Bolivianas

Photographer

Pietro Paolini

TerraProject

21 January, 2010

Bolivia is home to some 36 indigenous groups. 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.

About

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

Tiwanaku, Bolivia

People gather at the sacred ruins of the ancient city state Tiwanaku, beside Lake Titicaca, for a traditional ceremony on President Morales’ inauguration day. 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.

Technical information

ISO
400
Camera
Mamiya 7

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