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GoSee member TODD ANTONY thrilled the GoSeeAWARDS jurors with his reportage on the Bolivian cholita climbers ‘Cholita Escaladoras’ and received the most votes in the category REPORTAGE. Here’s the project for you once again.
“A new personal project on the ‘Climbing Cholitas’ or ‘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 favor of their traditional, vibrant, billowing dresses, and using their traditional shawls to carry equipment rather than backpacks.
The word ‘Cholita’ has previously been used as a pejorative term for the indigenous Aymara women of Bolivia. But these woman are reclaiming it as a badge of honor.
In the very recent past, as little as 10 years ago, Bolivia’s indigenous Aymara women were socially ostracized and...