Argentina

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    Republic of Argentina

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    Capital Buenos Aires
    Population 4,076 milion
    Area 2,780,400km2
    Official Languages Spanish
    Major industry agriculture, animal husbandry, indutry(food process, automobile)
    Under-five mortality 14/1,000
    Population with access to improved water sources 98%
    Average life expectancy 76 years old
    Gross National Income (GNI) per capita USD 9,740
    Population living on less than USD 1.25 per day 1%
    Literacy rate 98%
    Child labor unknown
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    Source: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) / THE STATE OF THE WORLD’S CHILDREN 2013

    Argentina Workshop Report

    EYE SEE Argentina was held in the town of Comandancia Frias in March 2013. It was the first EYE SEE workshop focusing on the children of an indigenous community living in the region.

    There are 30 different groups of indigenous peoples in Argentina※1, and the communities of these people face various serious problems including hunger, malnutrition, lack of drinking water, a low school enrollment rate, health issues, poor housing conditions, lack of drinkable water, health problems, poor housing conditions, unstable employment, social and cultural conflicts, degradation of the native forest, and biodiversity loss.

    Under such conditions, 17 Wichí children participated in the EYE SEE photo workshop held in the lush greenery of Comandancia Frias, located in the northern part of Argentina. The project aimed to encourage the children to get actively involved in society by making scenes from their everyday life into photographs and having their opinions heard in the world.

    ©UNICEF/G.Pirozzi
    ©UNICEF/G.Pirozzi
    ©UNICEF/Patrick Haar

    It was a first for all 17 children to use a digital camera and take photographs. Although some of them were rather shy to express their feelings at the early stage of the five-day workshop, they gradually became more and more excited by taking photos. On the third day, the children chose themes according to what they want to tell people about their everyday life, and took photos like scenes from going to school every day on a tractor, breakfast before class, classmates working in the garden, residents of the nearby villages, and trees crying and pleading not to be cut down.

    ©UNICEF/G.Pirozzi
    ©UNICEF/Patrick Haar

    Photographer Giacomo Pirozzi who instructed the workshop remembers the children’s abundant knowledge about nature, saying, "They want to show all the trees and the wild animals that surround them deep in the forest."

    ©UNICEF/G.Pirozzi
    • ※1Source:National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC) / Cpmplementary Survey of Indigenous Peoples

    (Implementation of the workshop : 2013)

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    The Photographers (name, age)

    Romualda Domínguez 12
    Cristina Marta Díaz 12
    Simón Navarrette 18
    Diego Marcos 12
    Carlos Marcos 14
    Patricio Miranda 14
    Juana Elizabeth Andrada 12
    Mónica Anriques 10
    Eneas Palacios 13
    Cristián Román García 18
    Enzo Rubén Díaz 14
    Nelson Aranda 11
    Ángel Marcos 14
    Venancio Domínguez 12
    Delia Miscetian 15
    Fabiola Pérez 13
    Andrea Ciro 12
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