Project: Hobo - La Jagua
The multiple lives entangled with the river have drastically changed with the dams.
Interruption. Courtesy of: Cayena Ortegón
Dams halt the course of the river, altering the rhythms of its dwellers and the landscape itself.
Green resurrection. Courtesy of: Cayena Ortegón
Everyday life in still water: altered fish migration paths, fishing arts, and local livelihoods.
Alirio, water and calandrio. Courtesy of: Cayena Ortegón
The many ways to resist the imposition of unwanted infrastructures.
Art Resistance. Courtesy of: Julián Barrera
Tributaries paint the Magdalena red overnight when it rains in areas with dark soils.
Yuma’s Colors. Courtesy of: Julián Barrera
For many, the day is not complete without a swim in the sun-bathed river.
Sunset swim. Courtesy of: Manuela Rodríguez
Riverside communities’ livelihoods are entangled to the river. Fishing is often a family legacy.
Fishermen’s legacy. Courtesy of: Manuela Rodríguez
Living by the river allows people to benefit from more than just its water.
Riverside truck. Courtesy of: Manuela Rodríguez
Claims for the river are deeply rooted in growing up by the riverside. Dams threaten that life.
River people. Courtesy of: Manuela Rodríguez
Once full of life, the river’s surroundings are now plain pastures cleared for dam induced floods.
Empty riverside. Courtesy of: Manuela Rodríguez