La Paz, Bolivia
Manuel Seoane is a Bolivian photographer.
His work covers all kind of social stories happening in Bolivia. He has been selected at the Lucie Foundation Scholarship, Open Society Foundation's Moving Walls 25, IILA Fotografía, The Fence, Tbilisi Night of Photography, Photogrvphy Magazine Grant, VOHH FotoFest and Flash Forward. He has published in international media such as The Wall Street Journal (USA), Télérama (France), Deutsche Presse-Agentur (Germany) and Huck Magazine (UK). He was awarded with a Reuters Photojournalism Grant, a National Geographic Grant and a Pulitzer Center's Rainforest Journalism Fund. He was selected tutor for the 20Fotógrafos international workshop.
2019 - World Press Photo Contest Semi-finalist, 2018 - VOHH FotoFest Selection, 2018 - National Geographic Grant Winner, 2018 - The Fence 2018 Winner, 2018 - Open Society Foundation's Moving Walls 25 Finalist, 2018 - Everyday Projects and Native Mentorship Program, 2018 - Reuters Photojournalism Grant Winner, 2018 - Flash Forward 2018 Winner, 2017 - IILA FOTOGRAFIA - Festival Internazionale di Roma, 2017 - Lucie Foundation Scholarship, 2017 - Sinchi Tribe Photography Contest, 2017 - Photogrvphy Magazine Grant Nominee Award
- Breaking news
- Video capture
Preste Aymara 01
In recent years Bolivia has changed from being a rural country to an urban one, due to migration of indigenous to the capitals. Migrants have always occupied the bottom of social scale, whom in order to be socially accepted had to remove all traditional custom of their native past. However, over this decade urbanized "indios" have vindicated their social situation up to place the "chola bourgeoisie" as the new elite of the region. Through their most important celebration, the Fiesta del Preste, they foresee an opportunity to reaffirm their rural roots while literally show off openly their new urban success.