‘Voces del Chaco’: Bolivian photography competition launches special category for inhabitants of the region

11th May 2022

The photography competition "Nature, society and climate" organized by the Contemporary Bolivian Arts Trust – CBAT (London) and Noel Kempff Mercado Foundation, in alliance with Manzana 1 Espacio de Arte, aims to visibilise the climate emergency through photographic art.

SDCELAR is supporting a special category called “Voces del Chaco” or “Voices from the Chaco”, to privilege the self-representation of the Bolivian Chaco and to open a space for perspectives that do not necessarily come from formal/traditional training in photography or image creation. Collectives, groups or individuals can participate in this special project.

The winner of the contest will be supported by SDCELAR to collaborate in an ongoing transnational project on the Chaco (with the participation of an artistic collective from the Paraguayan Chaco and a literary project based on the Chaco in Argentina).

The project will be defined in conjunction with the winner or the winning collective/group of the competition and will have 2,500 pounds sterling (GBP) at their disposal to do fieldwork and/or for research costs. The results of the project will be published on the SDCELAR website.

For more details about the application call, click here.


EXPLORE >> Discover more about the Bolivian Chaco collection at the British Museum here

Publications related to women’s and maternal health with Wixárika communities by the author of this exhibition


Gamlin, Jennie B. (2013)
Shame as a barrier to health seeking among indigenous Huichol migrant labourers: An interpretive approach of the “violence continuum” and “authoritative knowledge”
Social Science and Medicine 97 75-81

Gamlin, Jennie B. (2023)
Wixárika Practices of Medical Syncretism: An Ontological Proposal for Health in the Anthropocene
Medical Anthropology Theory 10 (2) 1-26

Gamlin, Jennie B. (2020)
“You see, we women, we can’t talk, we can’t have an opinion…”. The coloniality of gender and childbirth practices in Indigenous Wixárika families
Social Science and Medicine 252, 112912

Jennie Gamlin and David Osrin (2020)
Preventable infant deaths, lone births and lack of registration in Mexican indigenous communities: health care services and the afterlife of colonialism
Ethnicity and Health 25 (7)

Jennie Gamlin and Seth Holmes (2018)
Preventable perinatal deaths in indigenous Wixárika communities: an ethnographic study of pregnancy, childbirth and structural violence BMC
Pregnancy and Childbirth 18 (Article number 243) 2018

Gamlin, Jennie B. and Sarah J Hawkes (2015)
Pregnancy and birth in an Indigenous Huichol community: from structural violence to structural policy responses
Culture, health and sexuality 17 (1)