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Cholitas Escaladoras

Photojournalism Photography - Series

2020

Todd Antony (Todd Antony Photography)
e: todd@toddantony.com
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Winner: Todd Antony Photographer: Todd Antony

These ladies are the ‘Cholitas Escaladoras Bolivianas’. A group of Aymara indigenous women who are breaking stereotypes and shifting perceptions. In January of this year they summited the 22,841ft peak of Mt Aconcagua. The highest mountain outside of Asia. And did so eschewing traditional climbing clothing in favour of their traditional, vibrant, billowing dresses, and using their traditional shawls to carry equipment rather than backpacks.

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