Photograph by Johis Alarcón
Image Title: Walking Together
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Year Created: 2020
Image Description: This photograph is part of my work for the 2020 Joop Swart Masterclass World Press Photo exploring the world of Ecuador's indigenous new generation as a rebirth without fear of colonialism. It describes the youth that decided to stay in their land, with their family, and develop a lifestyle that combines modernity and ancestral knowledge, showing us possible ways of living in harmony with nature and ourselves.
Photographer's Bio: Johis Alarcón is a freelance photojournalist and visual storyteller based in Ecuador.
She has been selected for a Photography and Social Justice Fellowship Magnum Foundation (2021), Joop Swart Masterclass World Press Photo (2020), FotoEvidence Book Award for COVID LATAM (as a member of this collective of photojournalists covering Covid-19 in Latin America) (2021), and was a 2020 grantee of the Open Society and Gabo Foundation's fund for investigations and new narratives on drugs (2020), among many other recognitions.Her work has been published in The New York Times, Bloomberg, Volkskrant, and Reuters, among others.