Alinka–Mexican, but oh so very addicted to distances–is in town for a while. Talented photographer and anthropologist, this above is her latest project entitled “Becoming South Sudan”.
“On 9 July 2011, six months after nearly 99 percent of four million voters in a referendum opted for secession from the North, the Republic of South Sudan came into being, becoming the worldâ€™s 193rd nation. The run-up to independence witnessed a place and a people in transformation, as some of the millions of exiles who had sought asylum in neighboring countries returned to rebuild their communities and construct their identity as a unified nation. The new government has the task of developing law-enforcing institutions such as the police and prison services out of a rebel movement, and from people trained as combatants, not peacekeepers.”
And I am looking forward to hearing more about what she has been up to when we catch up over mezcales this week.
(Take a look at more of her work rightÂ here.)
(Alinka was part of “La (otra) maleta mexicana”, a collective TÃ³xico art proeject.)