Runa Puyun, NY
Work in progress.
These images are part of project in progress. It is a collaboration with the Andes community in the NY, NJ and Massachusetts. Looking at the intersection of indigeneity and migration. It is a celebration of the community's resilience and determination to inhabit this land as well as to maintain and defend their identity as Runas.
As part of this project, we are developing the visual laboratory "Runa Ñawi" in collaboration with the collective Kichwa Hatari and with the support and help of MORE ART and SVA. The workshops are directed to the Kichwa and Ecuadorian community in NY. They include Andean Cosmology and also photography and video as tools for self representation and empowerment.
For more information on Runa Ñawi the Engaging Artist Research grant