Instagram of the Day: People of Latin America As Photographed by Christian Rodríguez

Uruguay-based photographer travels Latin American countries and photographs local people.

Uruguay-based photographer Christian Rodríguez posts photographs of people from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and other Latin American countries on his Instagram @christian_foto.

“For me, it’s very important to work close to my own reality, — the author says. — Even with a hard life, in Latin America, people try to keep smiling. The faces tell so many stories.”

Gender week in @sanjosefoto Aline (14) live in "Complexo do Alemão", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She live with her mother who was teenager mother. She attend the program" Meninas Mães" for prevent teenager pregnancy from NGO IBBIS Brazil has a teen pregnancy rate of 89 per 1000 inhabitants when the world average is 49 per 100 inhabitants. But this index is increasing markedly in the favelas of Rio, in the ages between 14 and 19 years. Complexo do Alemão is a set of favelas in northern Rio de Janeiro where the rate of teen pregnancy increases significantly. Brazil could have increased its productivity, up to US $ 3,500 millions if adolescent girls in that country postponed pregnancy until their twenties. From my ongoing project TEEN MOM in latin america Photo: @christian_foto / @prime_collective #nicaragua #teen #mom #everydaylatinamerica #teenmom #latinamerica #everydayeverywhere #teenager #pregnancy #sanjosefoto2016 #brazil #riodejaneiro

Фото опубликовано Christian Rodríguez (@christian_foto)

Virginia Díaz from "Elumbé" "Comparsa". Candombe is an Uruguayan music and dance that comes from African slaves. It is considered an important aspect of the culture of Uruguay and was recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage of humanity. This Uruguayan music style is based on three different drums: chico, repique and piano drums. This music style is usually played in February during carnival in Montevideo, Uruguay at dance parades called "Llamadas". During the llamadas the comparsas the Black and lubolos (white people painted of Black) walk and dance in "Sur" and "Palermo" neighborhoods . Foto: @christian_foto for @prime_collective #carnival #candombe #llamadas #uruguay #montevideo #south #latinamerica #everydaylatinamerica #africa #caretas #barriosur

Фото опубликовано Christian Rodríguez (@christian_foto)

Portrait of Juan Maria Espinosa Valencia , from the "Vícam" community. He belongs to the Yaqui people , who are located in the state of Sonora in Mexico. The Yaqui or Yoeme are Native Americans who inhabit the valley of the Río Yaqui in the Mexican state of Sonora and the Southwestern United States. The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is based in Tucson, Arizona. Yaqui people also live elsewhere in the southwestern United States, especially Nevada and California. The Yaqui language belongs to the Uto-Aztecan language family. Yaqui speak a Cahitan language, a group of about 10 mutually-intelligible languages formerly spoken in much of the states of Sonora and Sinaloa. The Yaqui conception of the world is considerably different from that of their European-Mexican and European-American neighbors. For example, the world (in Yaqui, anía) is composed of five separate worlds: the desert wilderness world, the mystical world, the flower world, the dream world, and the night world. Much Yaqui ritual is centered upon perfecting these worlds and eliminating the harm that has been done to them, especially by people. Many Yaqui have combined such ideas with their practice of Catholicism, and believe that the existence of the world depends on their annual performance of the Lenten and Easter rituals. #Yaquis #Sonora #mexico #Mexico #everydaylatinamerica #everydaymexico #everydayeverywhere #onassignment #portrait

Фото опубликовано Christian Rodríguez (@christian_foto)

#Sampa #paulistano #cara #tudo #certo #SãoPaulo #sanpablo #brasil #brazil

Фото опубликовано Christian Rodríguez (@christian_foto)

Taking a break #farmer #worker #oaxaca #mexico #méxico

Фото опубликовано Christian Rodríguez (@christian_foto)

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