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London, 16 March 2018

By |23/March/2018|

A vigil is held outside the Brazilian embassy in London to pay tribute to murdered Rio de Janeiro councillor Marielle Franco. Marielle Franco was a gay black woman from a low-income background and a fierce critic of police brutality and racism. Her death has catalysed a global movement in defence of social justice and human rights (photo: Nick MacWilliam).

London, 16 March 2018

By |23/March/2018|

A vigil is held outside the Brazilian embassy in London to pay tribute to murdered Rio de Janeiro councillor Marielle Franco. Marielle Franco was a gay black woman from a low-income background and a fierce critic of police brutality and racism. Her death has catalysed a global movement in defence of social justice and human rights (photo: Nick MacWilliam).

Hamburg, Germany, 2017

By |19/November/2017|

Allende Platz (Plaza Allende) in the German city of Hamburg is one of several international landmarks or monuments that commemorate Chile’s democratically-elected socialist president Salvador Allende, who was overthrown in the military coup of 11 September 1973 (Image/Copyright: Nick MacWilliam)

By |12/July/2017|

Women guerrillas of the FARC play football at the Transition and Normalisation Zone Mariana Paz in Meta, Colombia, where they are based following the country’s peace agreement, Meta, Colombia, 20 May 2017 (Image/Copyright: Nick MacWilliam/alborada.net)

 

Wayuu

By |4/December/2016|

The rain has come back but the struggle continues for the abandoned Wayuu people of Colombia’s northern region La Guajira.

These photographs were taken in La Guajira region of Colombia in May 2016. We ventured from the northernmost point, which is dry and desert-like, to the southern zone, which exhibits tropical terrain with more vegetation. However, since the opening of the Cerrejón coal mine, the region’s vegetation has been reducing by the day. The coalmine absorbs most natural water resources, while La Guajira also experiences long periods of drought.

On our journey, we interviewed and photographed members of various Wayuu communities who suffer lack of access to fresh water, poor living conditions, incessant exploitation of artisan goods and expropriation of land, largely due to corrupt officials and foreign conglomerates. While witnessing this social crisis, we talked to people fighting for change within their communities. Although during our short visit it started to rain again, the struggle in La Guajira continues.

Above: Dailen works on her latest mochila, a traditional woven handbag featuring abstract geometric patterns and bright colours, with each new design element carrying its own meaning and symbolism. This art form has become the

#NiUnaMenos

By |16/November/2016|

The Ni Una Menos movement against gender-based violence has taken hold across Latin America.

Despite the pouring rain, thousands take to the streets of Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires on 19 October 2016 to protest gender-based violence and discrimination. The slogan used by protesters in Argentina and throughout Latin America is #NiUnaMenos (Not One Less).

A selection of these images was originally published in Alborada magazine issue three (Winter 2016/17) 

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