Florence Goupil is a photographer of French and Peruvian nationality with a background in fine arts at L'École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Rennes.
Between two cultures, Florence became deeply committed to the themes of identity, immigration, territory and spirituality. In 2018, she was a finalist in the Lucie Foundation Emergent Artist competition and the 24th edition of the Latin American Documentary Photography; she also won the third place in The Sinchi Foundation competition. In 2019, she was selected for the Women Photograph Workshop in Ecuador, the Congress of Fotógrafas Latam in Colombia and the 20Fotógrafos workshop in Guatemala. Her work has been published in Getty Images with the #ShowUs project for which she has been named ambassador, in National Geographic Yourshot and in magazines such as Enfoque Visual, The Holland Herald and The Rotarian. Florence currently works in Peru as a freelance photographer for international media.
2018 - Sinchi Foundation
August 2020, Yarinacocha Pucallpa.
Milena Canayo (35) a Shipibo-Konibo indigenous woman died from Covid-19 virus. Her relatives carry the coffin for her burial.
Jheymi Mejia Mori (15) has his grandparents in a native community in the Peruvian rainforest. In Lima, every day they receive news of family members infected by the COVID-19 virus. It has reached isolated communities and the Peruvian government has not presented any contingency plan to protect them. Isolated in the Amazon, the communities have no health care located nearby. In addition, to reach the nearest city, Pucallpa, they must navigate the Ucayali River but there is no transportation during the state of emergency.
Gabriel Senencina (50), is being treat by Jeremías Cervantes, the Shipibo-Conibo healer in the community. When Gabriel was a young man, he got sick with tuberculosis. Because of the poor care given by the hospitals to the indigenous people, Gabriel chose to cure himself with plants. Today, with the growing concern of the COVID-19 virus, and with little access to medicines, many Shipibo-Conibo rely on their traditional medical treatments to cure their respiratory problems.