Honorable Mention TOKYO-2019 People / Portrait

Chorrillo Esperanza

  • Photographer
    Tamara Arranz
  • Technical Info
    Digital Color Photography.
  • Photo Date

The neighbourhood “El Chorrillo” was founded in 1915 by workers and students, mostly African-descendent, who arrived to the Panamanian capital looking for a job at the Canal. In 1989 EEUU invaded and destroyed this place and since then, this neighbourhood lives in abandonment by different Panamanian governments contrasting strongly with the luxurious skyscrapers of the city and the boom of the old town ´s gentrification, which is a few meters from “El Chorrillo”. This is a portrait of the El Chorrillo´s people who keep fighting for their rights and a better future for new generations.