joana toro

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Emeralds
Location: New York and Bogota
Nationality: Colombian
Biography: Joana Toro Colombian is a self-taught photographer based in both New York City and Bogota, Colombia. Her work explores issues of immigration, human rights and identity and was featured on The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian... read on
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Emeralds
Credits: joana toro
Updated: 04/21/16
Location: Colombia

Colombia produces 55% of the world emerald market. These prized gems,considered the best in the world,have been the source of intrigue and danger since long before the arrival of the Spanish Conquerors.According to the pre-Colombian tribe of the Muzos, emeralds were born of love,greed and revenge.In modern times,the emeralds of Colombia continue to inspire stories of romance,greed and violence.The “Green War” of the 1980s,in which the dead emerald zar Victor Carranza fought off the forces of Pablo Escobar who desired the emerald business for himself,claimed an estimated 25,000 lives.

Colombia produce esmeraldas únicas en el mundo de formación hidrotermal provenientes del departamento de Boyacá situado en el centro del país, en la cordillera oriental de los Andes.  Abasteciendo  el 55% del mercado  mundial de esmeralda, el precio por quilate de la gema puede oscilar entre unos pocos dólares y unos tantos miles de dólares.


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By Joana Toro — joanatoro@gmail.com +1 347. 9653.104 Currently based in New York City and Bogota Colombia. @joanaphoto www.joanatoro.com
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Events

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DACA activist of New York

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Stament

By joana toro — Being an immigrant is an enormous challenge, this book provokes a reflection on the status of Latin immigrants in the US, their cultural..
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L.G.B.T.Q Latino

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Colombia on my mind

By joana toro — I was born in a country with an on-going civil war, just like my mother and grandmother.  Colombia on My Mind is a personal journal that..
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TRANSLATINA

By joana toro — This project is about the Latino Trans community in New York City.   The Latino transgender community suffers from high levels of..
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Venezuela Exodus

By joana toro — The United Nations Agency for Refugees, UNHCR, reveals that there are already more than 2.4 million Venezuelans who have escaped to several Latin..
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Architecture

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Backstage

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Nasa: Ancient Warriors.

By joana toro — The Nasa or Páez people, are an indigenous ethnic group, with an estimated population of 70,000 members, who mainly live in the department..
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Agriculture and Habitat

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Industry and Energy

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Personal Fashion Portfolio

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Fashionistas

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Afro-Colombian Midwives

By joana toro — Daily work of a guild of midwives in Colombia's Pacific Coast. I enter the midwives’ association office in a humble neighborhood of..
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Masked.

By joana toro — Masked  (oodee, London, 2014) SOLD OUT San Martin, Meta is a town located in the middle of Colombia‚Äôs eastern plains. Each year since the..
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