The controversial Belo Monte mega dam has been in planning for over three decades. After being halted by indigenous protests and international outcry in the late 80’s it was redesigned and pushed through with construction beginning in 2012 amidst renewed protest.
Today the dam is mostly complete blocking the unique environment of a part of the Xingu known as the Big Bend. Numerous indigenous tribes and riverine communities in the region have been impacted and one third of the city of Altamira has been permanently flooded by the nearby Belo Monte Dam displacing over 20,000 people.
In this latest post, we are sharing the stories and knowledge Aaron Vincent Elkaim recounted in his recent Alexia Foundation Instagram take over. Continue reading →
Over the course of the past 6 months, powerful photography by our grant winners has traveled the world, stirring audiences in the U.S., China, India, New Zealand and Australia. Today, even more important plans are in motion.
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Today’s photo is from Louie Palu’s 2010 professional project, “Kandahar.” The work examines the cultural, historical and contemporary significance of the city, its region and the current Afghan state. As Louie tells us in his project proposal, Pashtuns are Afghanistan’s … Continue reading →
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