Johis Alarcón

Photographer
  
Location: Ecuador
Nationality: Ecuadorian
Biography: Johanna Alarcón (1992) is a freelance photojournalist and educator in Ecuador. Her work focuses on social, cultural, human rights and gender-related issues. She is a Member of Fluxus Foto, Native Agency and PH Museum. Her work has been... read on
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on The New York Times: Afro-Ecuadoreans Maintain Identity Through Spiritual Practices
johis alarcón
May 31, 2019
The photographer Johis Alarcón documented not just the indelible influence of African culture in Ecuador, but also how the descendants of enslaved women maintained their culture.

Alba Pavón, a community leader in the Caminos de la Libertad neighborhood, bathing in a small spring near her home. When she arrived in the city, she performed sacred rituals and practices at this spot to keep her ancestral faith alive.

Written by David González for The New York Times



 Afro-Ecuadoreans Maintain Identity Through Spiritual Practices
The photographer Johis Alarcón documented not just the indelible influence of African culture in Ecuador, but also how the descendants of enslaved women maintained their culture.
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Women Photograph Workshop

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PHOTOVILLE EMERGI-CUBES

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on Huck Magazine: Spirituality and storytelling in Afro-Ecuadorian communities

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The Eddie Adams Workshop

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