joana toro

Photographer and educator—Working in issues of immigration identity and social justice
  
Nasa: Ancient Warriors.
Location: New York
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, World Press... MORE
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Nasa: Ancient Warriors.
Copyright joana toro 2022
Date of Work Dec 1969 - Dec 1969
Updated Nov 2018
Location Cauca Colombia
Topics Civil Rights, Documentary, Editorial, Faith, Human Rights, Latin America, Photojournalism

Nasa: Ancient Warriors


The Nasa or Páez people, are an indigenous ethnic group, with an estimated population of 70,000 members, who mainly live in the department of Cauca, in the mountainous southwest region of Colombia. This reportage documents the Indigenous Guard, which is conformed of men, women and children armed only with ceremonial sticks, as they confront these powerful armed in the name of their cultural survival as a proud indigenous people. They territory has been a focal point of conflict between guerrilla forces and the Colombian armed forces.



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