Johis Alarcón

Photographer
  
Cimarrona
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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Cimarrona
Cimarrona: Free Women, free communities (ongoing)

Daughters, granddaughters, and great-granddaughters of black women who survived slavery keep the African legacy in their spirituality. The diaspora’s ancestral rituals and their cultural migratory reconfiguration adapted to their new territories and have become a way to remember their origins as well as a strong link of the black people with their African original territory.The term Cimarrona refers to the wild female spirit that resistance against racism since they arrived in Ecuador in the XVI century. 
This ongoing project explores black women become visible as historical protagonists of liberation and as guardians of ancestral afro practices as a method of cultural memory preservation of the diaspora.New cultural influence and mass migration of the new generations challenge their ancestry with the risk of losing it against globalization. Nowadays, cimarronas reinvigorate their ancestry to defend their territory and lead the Afro descent continuance in Ecuador.

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Back to the Market

By Johis Alarcón — Back to the Market Project that document the daily life in rural and urban Quito´s markets, their..
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Assignments

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Ghetto Dreamers

By Johis Alarcón / Ecuador — Ghetto Dreamers Ecuador has an overpopulation of 40% in prisons , with a total of 41,000 prisoners in..
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Portraits

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Ecuador Unrest

By Johis Alarcón — Ecuador Unrest In October 2020, Ecuador had the worst unrest in more than a decade. Indigenous movement and..
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Machachi

By Johis Alarcón — MACHACHI Loose Roots, New Traditions Machachi, cantonal capital of Mejía, is a city that has..
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San Roque

By Johis Alarcón / San Roque, Ecuador — San Roque.  Barrio Bravo, from revolt to oblivion. As it happens with many places in Latin America,..
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Linked

By Johis Alarcón — LINKED In Limoncito, a small town located in the Bolivian Amazon, the Lira family, composed of a mother and..
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"The 3x8" Behind the city

By Johis Alarcón — 3 X 8 "BEHIND THE CITY" Collective Project by Johis Alarcón and Edu León The 3x8 is..
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Cimarrona

By Johis Alarcón / Ecuador — Women and Afro spirituality in Ecuador. ongoing project The term Cimarrona refers to the wild female..
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