In show of solidarity to commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People’s celebrations today, here’s a highlight of a project where 30 indigenous youths from 6 cities in 5 countries were given digital cameras to photograph themselves or other indigenous peoples.
In the city they (indigenous youths) may feel a split between the world of their indigenous families and communities, and that represented by the urban environment. They may however also find new ways of expressing and recreating their indigenous identity, thereby widening the concept.
The participants from Malaysia, India, Thailand, Bolivia and Brazil display their work online on this site called Indigenous Youth in the City. Here are some lovely photos by the female youths.
The profile of each photographer available on this page here, detailing their unique experience in the city.
Check out the many urban sights unknown even to city-dwellers, through the eyes of indigenous youths here.