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PHOTO 2022: Secret Sarayaku

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Photo 2022

Time

Tue, Thur, Fri & Sat, 7am – 5pm
Sun, 10am – 3pm

Location

Prahran Market

Cost

FREE

The Market is very excited to be part of PHOTO 2022: the International Festival of Photography, taking place from 29th of April to the 22nd of May. This year, the exhibition theme is ‘Being Human’, bringing 123 renowned global and local artists and 24 commissioned artworks from around the world to the heart of Melbourne.

We’re honoured to host the incredible works from Misha Vallejo Prut’s project: Secret Sarayaku. Misha spent six years documenting the people and communities of the Sarayaku for this project, inviting you to experience the merging of Western contemporary thought with the ancestral knowledge of this indigenous community.

About the project:

Secret Sarayaku is the story of an indigenous people becoming cyber-activists in the fight to protect their jungle home.

The Kichwa people of Sarayaku in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest believe in the spiritual interconnectedness of their ecosystem—and that protecting their home is fundamental not only to their own survival, but to that of humanity.

Responding to the threats of climate change, the Sarayaku use social media to communicate with the world about the threat to their way of life. By sharing their life in the jungle, they hope to inspire people around the globe to implement different strategies in the fight against climate change—but this method also invites an ever-greater Western presence in their everyday lives.

 

The festival is free of charge, with walking tours available starting at $10. Click here to book.

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