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Shoot: Patagonia – Territory in Conflict (Public Award Greenpeace Photo Award 2018)

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Patagonia is known for its breath-taking landscapes, glaciers and primeval forests. The sparsely populated territory of 6 million km2 extends across five Argentinian provinces and six Chilean regions. Tens of thousands of tourists travel to this southernmost part of South America every year to be awed by its spectacular nature. Less well known is another fact: Patagonia is in the grip of fierce fights over land, resources and the rights of indigenous populations.

Millionaires from Argentina, Chile and all over the world are investing in Lands agriculture, tierras tourism, and the extraction of fossil fuels. Further heating up the rush for resources is the discovery in 2011, in Neuquén province, of some of the world’s largest oil and gas reserves. Those most affected by this frantic activity are the Mapuche, an ethnic group that settled in Patagonia long before the arrival of Europeans. They are fighting against the destruction of their livelihoods and for the right to live their culture. The Argentinian government calls the Mapuche terrorists and has been trying to suggest they have connections to armed groups.

Pablo E. Piovano (1981) grew up in Argentina. He works in Buenos Aires as an independent photographer.
Patagonia – Territory in Conflict
25 Apr, 2019
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Patagonia – Territory in Conflict
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