The Chiquitania is a region of eastern Bolivia composed of Amazonian landscapes and towns that have a great colonial vein due to the presence of religious missions that left a very marked trace, which is far from the popular imaginary that is generally held about the Bolivian people, as a clearly Andean country.
This series explores using light and color as a bridge to create visual analogies of adolescence transition in the region and the internal and external elements that evocate an emerging identity, where the modern converges with that colonial trace -still so present in girls and boys in this province- but who also experience the sensations typical of this stage of life where they discover themselves and also recognize the others.
"Oomo" means "Burn" in the native language of Chiquitania, the besiro language, and through portraiture the project try to see through this reddish light - so characteristic of this province- the new feelings that reflect an identity under construction. OOMO is an approach to chiquitanian adolescents to understand the components of a portrait, either human or symbolic, as an encounter between light, color and form to read portions of a universe that contains the senses of a human group.
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