joana toro

Photographer and educator—Working in issues of immigration identity and social justice
    
Afro-Colombian Midwives
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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Afro-Colombian Midwives
Credits: joana toro
Date of Work: 12/31/69 - 12/31/69
Updated: 06/20/18

Daily work of a guild of midwives in Colombia's Pacific Coast. I enter the midwives’ association office in a humble neighborhood of Buenaventura, a city on Colombia’s Pacific coast.  These midwives have a deep knowledge of natural medicine that forms part of their Afro-Colombian cultural tradition, they are part of the  immaterial heritage of Colombia. 

This work explore the ancestral African knowledge in black communities and the powerful role of the black woman in this tradition.


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TransLATINAS

By joana toro — TransLatinas ​​​​ ongoing project Translatinas, that explores the challenges and resistance of transgender..
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Samples of Book

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DACA Activists of New York

By joana toro / New York City
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Dressing Room

By joana toro / Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, US
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Colombia on my mind

By joana toro / Colombia — I was born in a country with an on-going civil war, just like my mother and grandmother.  Colombia on..
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Nasa: Ancient Warriors.

By joana toro / Cauca Colombia — The Nasa or Páez people, are an indigenous ethnic group, with an estimated population of 70,000..
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Agriculture and Habitat

By Joana Toro
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Fashionistas

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Emeralds

By joana toro / Colombia — Colombia produces 55% of the world's emerald market.  These prized gems, considered the best in..
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