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The Flying Cholitas: uma série fotográfica sobre as lutadoras bolivianas

Fotógrafo neozelandês Todd Antony retratou as “luchadoras” bolivianas que batalham pelos direitos sociais dos bolivianos

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The Flying Cholitas traz uma visão fascinante sobre essa cultura boliviana. Todd Antony retratou as Cholitas com suas roupas tradicionais e rituais tão específicos. Antony retratou mostrando os movimentos e as cores. As Cholitas surgiram naquele país no começo dos anos 2000. Um grupo de mulheres na cidade El Alto criou a iniciativa inspiradas pelos lutadores de luta livre mexicanos. A diferença é que as lutas dessas mulheres servem para protestar e batalhas por direitos da população. O fotógrafo contou para o site MyModernMet que as cholitas tem um histórico de ativismo político e de liderança na luta pelas causas sociais. “Quando elas tem um problema com o estado em qualquer área, elas simulam a luta de forma dramática. Uma luta do dia a dia” disse Antony. Embora tenha nascido na Nova Zelândia, o fotógrafo hoje atua em Londres.

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Continuing my project on the Cholitas of Bolivia, we head in a slightly different direction after spending a few days in El Alto with a unique group of female wrestlers known as the ’Flying Cholitas’ . Following many years of ethnic oppression since the Spanish colonised the region, the Cholitas are breaking into new realms. Rather than confining themselves to vending fruit on the roadside, they are working as lawyers, doctors, and even professional wrestlers. Cholitas have long had a history of activism, leading several successful political movements over the decades. When they have an issue with the state, be it healthcare, schooling, or security, they mobilise and demonstrate. Their fight in the ring becomes a dramatisation of that day to day struggle, as they successfully strive ahead in what is an otherwise male dominated sport. Much like their climbing compatriots in my project, they do all this while still adorned in their traditional Aymara dress. . Bolivia’s cholitas luchadoras first began practicing their craft in the early 2000’s when a group of women in El Alto created a group of luchadoras inspired by Mexico’s lucha libre style of wrestling. This group was partly for recreation and entertainment, but also as a way for women who had suffered domestic abuse to take out their frustration and stress. And they haven’t looked back from there, headlining events and even taking on their male counterparts in the ring Retouching by Karl Hugill @onewhitechair

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Continuing my project on the Cholitas of Bolivia, we head in a slightly different direction after spending a few days in El Alto with a unique group of female wrestlers known as the ’Flying Cholitas’ . Following many years of ethnic oppression, the Cholitas are breaking into new realms. Rather than confining themselves to vending fruit on the roadside, they are working as lawyers, doctors, and even professional wrestlers. Cholitas have long had a history of activism, leading several successful political movements over the decades. When they have an issue with the state, be it healthcare, schooling, or security, they mobilise and demonstrate. Their fight in the ring becomes a dramatisation of that day to day struggle, as they successfully strive ahead in what is an otherwise male dominated sport. Much like their climbing compatriots in my project, they do all this while still adorned in their traditional Aymara dress. . Bolivia’s cholitas luchadoras first began practicing their craft in the early 2000’s when a group of women in El Alto created a group of luchadoras inspired by Mexico’s lucha libre style of wrestling. This group was partly for recreation and entertainment, but also as a way for women who had suffered domestic abuse to take out their frustration and stress. And they haven’t looked back from there, headlining events and even taking on their male counterparts in the ring Retouching by Karl Hugill @onewhitechair . . . . .

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Another image from my series of the ‘Flying Cholitas’, who are lucha libre style Bolivian wrestlers. Following many years of ethnic oppression, the Cholitas are breaking into new realms. Rather than confining themselves to vending fruit on the roadside, they are working as lawyers, doctors, and even professional wrestlers. Cholitas have long had a history of activism, leading several successful political movements over the decades. When they have an issue with the state, be it healthcare, schooling, or security, they mobilise and demonstrate. Their fight in the ring becomes a dramatisation of that day to day struggle, as they successfully strive ahead in what is an otherwise male dominated sport. Much like their climbing compatriots in my project, they do all this while still adorned in their traditional Aymara dress. . Bolivia’s cholitas luchadoras first began practicing their craft in the early 2000’s when a group of women in El Alto created a group of luchadoras inspired by Mexico’s lucha libre style of wrestling. This group was partly for recreation and entertainment, but also as a way for women who had suffered domestic abuse to take out their frustration and stress. And they haven’t looked back from there, headlining events and even taking on their male counterparts in the ring Retouching by Karl Hugill @onewhitechair

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Continuing my project on the Cholitas of Bolivia, we head in a slightly different direction after spending a few days in El Alto with a unique group of female wrestlers known as the ’Flying Cholitas’ . Following many years of ethnic oppression since the Spanish colonised the region, the Cholitas are breaking into new realms. Rather than confining themselves to vending fruit on the roadside, they are working as lawyers, doctors, and even professional wrestlers. Cholitas have long had a history of activism, leading several successful political movements over the decades. When they have an issue with the state, be it healthcare, schooling, or security, they mobilise and demonstrate. Their fight in the ring becomes a dramatisation of that day to day struggle, as they successfully strive ahead in what is an otherwise male dominated sport. Much like their climbing compatriots in my project, they do all this while still adorned in their traditional Aymara dress. . Bolivia’s cholitas luchadoras first began practicing their craft in the early 2000’s when a group of women in El Alto created a group of luchadoras inspired by Mexico’s lucha libre style of wrestling. This group was partly for recreation and entertainment, but also as a way for women who had suffered domestic abuse to take out their frustration and stress. And they haven’t looked back from there, headlining events and even taking on their male counterparts in the ring. #bolivia #bolivia🇧🇴 #cholita #cholitas #lapaz #lapazbolivia #explorebolivia #explore #gooutside #gooutsideandplay #portrait #myfeatureshoot #phaseone #phaseonephoto #xf100mp #profotoglobal #wrestling #cholitaswrestling #flyingcholitas #elalto #elaltobolivia #urban #urbanlandscape

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Bolivia’s cholitas luchadoras first began practicing their craft in the early 2000’s when a group of women in El Alto created a group of luchadoras inspired by Mexico’s lucha libre style of wrestling. This group was partly for recreation and entertainment, but also as a way for women who had suffered domestic abuse to take out their frustration and stress. And they haven’t looked back from there, headlining events and even taking on their male counterparts in the ring . . . . . #bolivia #bolivia🇧🇴 #cholita #cholitas #lapaz #lapazbolivia #explorebolivia #explore #gooutside #gooutsideandplay #portrait #myfeatureshoot #phaseone #phaseonephoto #xf100mp #profotoglobal #wrestling #flyingcholitas #wrestlingcholitas #splittone #night

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Bolivia’s cholitas luchadoras first began practicing their craft in the early 2000’s when a group of women in El Alto created a group of luchadoras inspired by Mexico’s lucha libre style of wrestling. This group was partly for recreation and entertainment, but also as a way for women who had suffered domestic abuse to take out their frustration and stress. And they haven’t looked back from there, headlining events and even taking on their male counterparts in the ring . . . . . #bolivia #bolivia🇧🇴 #cholita #cholitas #lapaz #lapazbolivia #explorebolivia #explore #gooutside #gooutsideandplay #portrait #myfeatureshoot #phaseone #phaseonephoto #xf100mp #profotoglobal #flyingcholitas #wrestling #luchalibre #elalto #elaltobolivia

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