David Diaz

Photographer
   
Zhuracpamba
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Nationality: Ecuadorian
Biography: David Díaz is an Ecuadorian audiovisual communicator and documentary visual storyteller. He is a member of Fluxus Foto. His work has been featured in PH Museum. He has worked in several State programs and various NGOs as an educator through... read on
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Zhuracpamba
Credits: david diaz
Date of Work: 02/21/16 - Ongoing
Updated: 12/01/19
Location: Azuay, Ecuador
Working in progress, Zhuracpamba is a community located in Azuay Ecuador. 

In this place several indigenous cultures converge from the different Andean towns of the country, Saraguros, Cañaris, Paltas. 

They meet this place since pre-Inca times to celebrate the Andean agricultural festivals and rituals typical of the indigenous worldview of the Andes. 

To the rhythm of the zapateo, blow of the bare feet on the earth and the use of ancestral plants  such as Aguacolla, Ayahuasca, Tobacco, Coca leaf, Sage, Mushrooms. They are part not only of the safeguarding of a cultural heritage but connoisseurs of traditional and natural medicine for the care of the spirit and the body.

The photographs document the four agricultural festivals:  Pawcar Raymi, Inti Raymi, Kulla Raymi, Kapac Raymi, which celebrates the different stages 
of planting and harvesting the fruits obtained by Allpa Mama. Mother Earth.
Trabajo en desarrollo, Zhuracpamba es una comunidad ubicada en Azuay Ecuador. En este lugar convergen varias culturas indigenas de los diferentes pueblos andinos del país, Saraguros, Cañaris, Paltas.
 Se reúnen es este lugar desde tiempos pre-incas para celebrar las fiestas agrícolas andinas y rituales propios de la cosmovisión indígena de los andes. Al ritmo del zapateo, golpe de los pies descalzos sobre
 la tierra y el uso de plantas ancestrales como el Aguacolla, Ayahuasca, Tábaco, hoja de Coca, Salvia, Setas. Son parte no solo de la salvaguardia de un patrimonio cultural sino conocedores de la medicina tradicional y natural para el cuidado del espíritu y el cuerpo.
 
 Las fotografías documentan los cuatro festivales agrícolas: Pawcar Raymi, Inti Raymi, Kulla Raymi, Kapac Raymi, que celebra las diferentes etapas de siembra y cosecha de los frutos obtenidos por la Allpa Mama. Madre Tierra.

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