A chagra is usually defined as an area of land for growing crops. It represents a dynamic cycle and an ecosystem in which living beings interact and relate to each other.

Traditionally, the chagra has been a space for the transmission of ancestral knowledge and consists of a fundamental manifestation of the connection between humans and nature. 

CHAGRA is designed for collective and independent narrators who tell stories and risk their safety on a daily basis to create content about topics that affect their indigenous communities.

Our objective is to create a network of independent visual narrators. This network will increase their ability to illustrate the impact of the armed conflict within their communities and territories, as well as challenges caused by migration and environmental problems. This network aims to achieve a stronger influence on crafting social change narratives that respond to the needs of communities. 

40 visual narrators During this training space, 7 proposals will be chosen to participate in a second live training process. This live training process will consist of workshops that are specifically tailored to each thematic area, along with mentoring for their projects from two experts: an expert on working with communities and an expert on visual project development and innovation.  We will fund the seven projects and provide assistance through mentorships, web design and programming during a period of four months. 

During this training space, seven proposals will be chosen to participate in a second live training process. Within it, they will access workshops specifically tailored to each thematic line, along with the mentorship of two experts for their projects, one expert in communal work and another in visual project development and innovation.


Colombian documentary filmmaker who, for over a decade, has focused his work on the defence of Human Rights via photography and cinema. For his work, he has been awarded with the most important human rights photography

Joao Pina is an independent photographer born in Portugal who has focused his work on the human condition and human rights. He begin his work as a photographer at the age of 18 and has spent the last 20 years working in Latin America. 

Photographer and visual artist, cofounder and director of the Deep Research Journalism media of Baudó Public Agency. He works using images as a personal and collective communication tool or as new visual narratives.

Master’s Degree in Journalism from the El País Journalism School and the Autonomous University of Madrid. She hails from Ecuador and currently resides in Spain. She’s the cofounder of the Periodistas Sin Cadenas Foundation

Professor and researcher at the PENSAR Social and Cultural Studies Institute of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá Campus, Colombia). He is a philosopher major with a specialisation on Social Studies from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (Guadalajara, Mexico)

Producer, mentor and curator of independent photography currently residing in the Netherlands. She was born in Holland in 1982. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Sciences (University of Amsterdam) and studied photography at the Institut Catalan d’Estudis Fotogràfics in Barcelona, Spain.

Photojournalist for MAPS agency. Lives in Mexico. 

Daniel has been to more than 60 countries over the span of 20 years, where he has documented history-making events

Colombian biologist, expert on the environment and biodiversity in Colombia. Former director of the Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute and current Dean of the EAN University. 

Sociologist, with a master's degree in Political Studies from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He has worked as a researcher for the Historical Memory Group of the National Reparations and Reconciliation Commission. He has also been a researcher and advisor for the National Historical Memory Centre, as well as the coordinator for this Centre's Memory and Conflict Observatory.

She is the Regional Director for Latin America of the National Geographic Society. Part of her work is the search for new projects and supporting Latin American researchers, conservationists, educators and storytellers financed by the National Geographic Society

Chiquinquira García majored in Graphic Communication as part of her degree in Fine Arts at the Universidad del País Vasco (Spain). She was born in Bilbao (Spain) in 1975. In 1999, she began her career at the Geluck, Suykens & Partners Studio and became a partner in 2000.

Human Rights defender for more than 30 years. Ecuadorian, poet, Dominican faithful, born in Ocaña, Norte de Santander, Colombia in 1943. She majored in Religious Sciences – Theology at the Paris-France
Venezuelan journalist, he currently resides in Bogotá. He majored in Social Communication at the Central University of Venezuela. He was Institutional Communication Manager and Information Chief of the Venezuelan Central Bank.

 She is a Colombian sociologist and activist. At present, he presides over the Ríos Vívos - Antioquia Movement, in defense of the territory, and of the affected communities in the area of ​​influence of the Hidroituango project.

Visual artist based on photographic work, anthropologist and curator born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and member of the MAPS agency. Janowski works lies between art, documentary practices and curatorial processes. His work is always linked with the concept of territory,
Photographer, he was born in 1960, and currently lives in Pereira, Colombia. He took magister studies in Aesthetics and Creation at the Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira. In the field of journalism, he has collaborated with Ñ Magazine and the Clarín newspaper in Argentina; Anthropos, Frontera D and Altair Magazine in Spain
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