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

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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.


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