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Announcing the winning Latin American projects of the 2015 Call for photo and video projects to safeguard ICH
 
    
28 September 2015/ CRESPIAL

After several weeks of intense work, the International Jury of the 2015 Call for Photo and Video projects to safeguard Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) selected the winning projects in the different categories. The final evaluation of the participating projects was made after a first stage of national evaluations made with the support of the 15 member countries of the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Latin America (CRESPIAL).

A total of 111 projects were submitted (78 in the Video category and 33 in the Photo category) by the 15 member countries of the Centre: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. After the national evaluation stage, 24 projects remained as finalists, which were in turn evaluated by the international jury.

The jury was composed of three ICH specialists:

Christian Báez Allende (Chile). Bachelor in History and Aesthetics, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile; Master’s degree in History, University of Santiago de Chile and Doctor in History, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Chilean academician and researcher, his activity focuses on areas relative to the representations of the indigenous world in America, Cultural Heritage and Rock. At present he is the head of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section of the Cultural Heritage Department of the Chilean National Council of Culture and the Arts (CNCA).

David Salamanca (Peru). Peruvian documentalist and photographer; has worked in television since 1998. He has worked in Peruvian TV channels in the press and production areas. At present he is an audiovisual filmmaker in the Intangible Heritage Department of the Peruvian Ministry of Culture, for which he has directed several documentaries on cultural heritage themes. For his most recent documentary, Woxreküchiga, the puberty ritual of the Tikunas, he received an award in the Young Directors category of the prestigious 2015 Espiello, Ethnographic Documentary International Festival.

Susana Salerno (Paraguay.) Social entrepreneur dedicated to Culture and Development initiatives. Master’s degree in Cultural Management: Music, Theatre and Dance, Complutense University of Madrid; Master’s degree in Cultural Management: Heritage, Tourism and Nature, José Ortega and Gasset University Research Institute (Madrid, Spain), Euro-American Campus of Cultural Cooperation; ICH courses organized by UNESCO and CRESPIAL. With experience in design and development of indigenous, rural and urban art projects in public and private agencies, NGOs, at local, national and international levels, as well as universities and capacity-building spaces. Participates in various cooperative endeavours on creative and collaborative economy.

The invaluable work of this Jury was complemented with opinions and contributions of ICH specialists of the CRESPIAL Team. Gabriela Valenzuela, head of the Centre’s communication area, was in charge of coordinating the Contest.

Each of the winning projects will be awarded US $ 4,000 (four thousand US dollars). Two funds will be granted for photography projects, and two funds for video projects. The winners are listed below.

Winners

Category: Photography

Colombia: “RETRATOS HABLADOS, fotografía sobre circulación e intercambio cultural. Una experiencia de HUERTAS, Tinjacá, Región del alto Ricaurte - Boyacá, Colombia”.
Head of the project: Beatrice Allina Bloch

Chile: “Taller Fotográfico en conjunto con integrantes de la Comunidad Yagán en Villa Ukika” Head of the project: Clara Sarraute Yamada

Category: Video

Ecuador: “Balsas, tradición milenaria de los pescadores artesanales de Playas, Ecuador”.
Head of the project: Pablo Andrés Hermida Salas

Guatemala: “Video educativo sobre la danza y música Garífuna de Labuga”.
Head of the project: Daniela Paz Carvajal Rojas

In addition, the jury highlighted the work of 7 projects (3 in Photo and 4 in Video) awarding them CRESPIAL’s Honourable Mention for their proposals.

Honourable Mentions

Category: Photography

Mexico: “Documentación visual del ritual de Jomxuk (Dios del maíz) entre los popolucas de la Sierra de Soteapan, Varacruz, México; sincretismo y cosmovisión indígena”.
Head of the project: José Carlos Franco Ramírez

Argentina: “Señor Candombe en imágenes: Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial en la Ribera".
Head of the project: Viviana Leticia Parody

Peru: “Uruchaña – Festejemos”.
Head of the project: Uriel Alexis Montúfar Butrón

Category: Video

Ecuador: “Rescate de tradiciones orales ancestrales Amazónicas Waorani”.
Head of the project: Luisana Carcelén Varganciano

Mexico: “Compañeras de Tarima”.
Head of the project: Emilia López Guzmán

Paraguay: “Estacioneros”
Head of the project: Carlos César Cáceres Ferreira

Cuba: “Video etnográfico comunitario Yo soy Álava sobre la memoria viva de una comunidad cubana afrodescendiente”.
Head of the project: Milena Annecchiarico

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