Esperanza Sanchez Espitia

Esperanza Esperanza

Volunteer jobs

1. Volunteer job: The Myth, Magic, and Legend of Indigenous Culture 1990-2002

Twelve years of self-financed field work research on the cultural, and ancestral aspects of the 84 Indigenous Groups of Colombia. A photographic database has been gathered during these years, reflecting the essence of the indigenous life, which includes the places where First Nations People live (chozas, malocas, rancherias), the power plants used for medicine and ceremonial rituals, totem animals, ancestral customs, and their fascinating world of myth, magic, and legend.

A photographic sample of this project has been exhibit in many countries around the world like  Africa, France, United States, Panama, Colombia, Geneva, Switzerland and Canada.

The indigenous photographic book, called “Following the Steps of the Myth”, is in the process of being published. Rigoberta Menchu Tum, indigenous Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1992, wrote the prologue.




2. Volunteer job: Exhibition: Indigenous housing architecture, from 20 April to  May 2015,

Theme: Indigenous housing architecture, and knowledge, Colombia.

Manhattan, New York, United Nations Headquarters