SALINAS, DAILY LIFE

 

While people suffer from the armed conflict in Colombia, some  Emberá communities deep in the jungles of Chocó, close to the pacific ocean, try to continue with their lives, hoping that the war will not reach their territories.

These pictures are a reflection of their daily lives, on their land, in their space, with their culture.

Unfornately, the peace in the area disappeared on january 11, 2008, when Colombian army units arrived with the pretext of fighting the FARC guerrillas. The invasion was a gross violation of the indigenous communities autonomy and their rigth to not participate in the colombian internal armed conflict.

These photographs are a testament to the beauty of these communities and they colud be the only memory left if the war arrives and displaces the communities elsewhere.