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David Lauer

David Lauer

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Profession: photographer, translator
Location: Chihuahua , Mexico
Home base: Chihuahua, Chi
Email: •••••••• (private)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German
Skype: David david.lauer1
Home phone: •••••••• (private)
Last login: 8 months ago
Member since: 13 Mar 2007 20:03

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Photography in support of indigenous peoples

For many years now, I have been working in Mexico to document indigenous cultural, land and environmental struggles in Mexico. I really wanted to ask LS members to consider signing this petition because I am personally insulted when luxury hotels dump their sewage into the Copper Canyon, affecting Rarámuri springs and making the original inhabitants sick. I was most moved by the Rarámuris reaction: of course they are angry, but it seemed to me that they were hurt more than anything else, as if to say: “How can people treat us with such utter disregard and disdain?” Anyway, I have posted the link for the petition and will repeat it here. This is one way I use my camera to work for change, they´re not Pulitzer photos, but they have helped move things forward, as can you with your signature. The government and hotel owners have ignored demands for 17 years, saying they will clean it up, then doing nothing. One boy had to make 6 visits to a hospital 5 hours away by bus to heal the rashes he got by bathing in the stream, deep in the canyon, far from the hotel. You get the idea. Here´s the link, and thank you for reading this.

https://secure.avaaz.org/es/petition/A_la_Comision_Nacional_del_Agua_CONAGUA_SEGOB_Chihuahua_Alto_a_la_contaminacion_de_los_manantiales_y_la_Barranca_del_Cob/?copy

07 Mar 2014 16:03 | 3 replies

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