Photos X Action

Claire Kelly
July 7, 2020
Photos X Action offered the unique opportunity to own a photo print from recognized photographers in support of the Shipibo-Konibo; an indigenous nation in the Amazon greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. All proceeds from our fundraising effort went directly to the Shipibo-Konibo emergency fund in partnership with Alianza Arkana.

We believe that art and culture can play a fundamental role in challenging situations, capable of creating long-term relations and inspiring positive change in our reality. This is why at Xapiri we made visible for the first time a contemporary photographic exhibition in support of the Shipibo-Konibo during this pandemic.

Thank you to the work donated by 10 national and international renowned artists, who came together for the urgent health needs in the central Peruvian Amazon, and to the support of 130+ donors, we have been able to raise a significant amount for the Shipibo-Konibo emergency fund, which addresses the needs of the indigenous people during this pandemic. All of these proceeds, after printing and delivery costs, have gone directly to this fund and to date $9,538.40 has been sent to our allies Alianza Arkana, who are managing the relief work from the ground in Pucallpa.



MEET THE ARTISTS
Tui Anandi is a Brazilian photographer based between his homeland and Peru. His photography largely focuses on Amazonian culture, using this medium to support, protect and respect indigenous people and their home, the Amazon rainforest. Tui sees the camera as a bridge, connecting people with stories to inspire action for positive change in the world.
Florence Goupil, a French and Peruvian photographer, is currently a National Geographic Explorer. Raised in an Andean family, sheltered by the stories of their traditions, but educated in the French school, Florence grew up between two cultures. Hence her deep commitment to issues such as identity, territory and spirituality in Peru and Latin America.
Charlie Hamilton James is a National Geographic Society Fellow. His role is to develop and work with complex apparatus for photographing wildlife in new and exciting ways. When he's not doing that, James is working as a conservation photojournalist for National Geographic magazine. His stories tend to be based on the conflict between animals and people.
Priscilla Telmon, is a French photographer, writer-traveller, filmmaker and member of the Society of French Explorers. She has devoted herself to expeditions, humanitarian missions and environmental protection activities. Since 2014, she has been directing with filmmaker Vincent Moon the project Híbridos, a feature film and multimedia project exploring the sacred in Brazil.
David Diaz Gonzales, a Peruvian photographer, of native Shipibo-Konibo heritage. Focusing on portrait photography and audiovisual creation, he also has a love of independent cinema and is a fighter for social causes.
Gabriela Delgado Maldonado is a Peruvian documentary filmmaker and photographer committed to the visibility of the cultural and socio-environmental problems of indigenous people. In 2019 she made the documentary Raomis Ainbo, a short film about the use of medicinal plants in Shipibo culture.
Musuk Nolte is a photographer from Lima, Peru whose work unfolds between documentary photography and art. His artistic approach focuses on cultural and social issues in dialogue with other sources of understanding the human condition, like different cultural cosmovisions in the Amazonian and Andean regions.
Gihan Tubbeh lives and works between Peru and Europe. Her work has earned international recognition, including awards from World Press Photo and Magnum Foundation. Her work explores the relation between the individual and their space. She is captivated by the secret order of nature and the contradiction of how some opposites must bond to exist.
Diego Perez Romero is a Peruvian socio-environmental communicator and documentarist with more than 10 years of experience dedicated to the conservation of the Amazon rainforest. His images have served to promote the creation of conservation areas, as well as to reveal the natural and cultural wealth of the country.
Erika Larsen is a photographer and multidisciplinary storyteller known for her essays, which document cultures that maintain close ties with nature. Larsen has shot multiple stories for National Geographic magazine, from following Sàmi reindeer herders across the Scandinavian Arctic to exploring the significance of the horse in Native American culture.