Photographers & Videographers needed for an NGO in Chiapas & Oaxaca, Mexico



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  • Description


    My name is Aurélie, I'm french and I co-founded this association two years ago. We are working with indigenous communities of Chiapas and Oaxaca, we help them sell their amazing handcraft (fairtrade) and share their beautiful culture to the world.

    “We are not dead.
    We are not part of the lost world.
    We are. “ Enriqueta Lunez

    The preservation, the transmission of wisdom and traditional know-how of Chiapas and Oaxaca - Mexico are our priority. They are an integral part of the intangible Mexican cultural heritage, the heritage of humanity in general because they are our roots. Unfortunately, these cultures are endangered. That’s why we decided to fight for the safeguarding of indigenous communities’ culture via articles and written testimonies, documentary videos and the sale of luxury crafts in the most fair trade way.

    Update :
    So sorry for the late answers, we just came back to Mexico, we need to move in, our internet is very slow for the moment and we are receiveing a lot of applications. Thank you so much for your interest in our NGO, it means a lot to us !

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The oportunity to help an organization and promote the talent of artisans and young indigenous artists. Know people and travel in an unique way. To have their work being promoted in France. We can also give them so tips for their trip and give them some informations about indigenous communities.

  • Help


    Our NGO need a videographer and a photographer to help in our new project. Making some short videos about textile and our music project.

    We are french and very friendly. We will be 4 people : Two girls, one guy and a little 4 years old boy. We will be in Oaxaca and Chiapas from November to April doing two projects :

    - The first one is a short documentary moovie about textile
    (we are planing it with the textile museums of Oaxaca and Chiapas)

    - The second one is a short documentary about our music project (I'll give you more information in private message)

    Those documentaries will be projected in the indigenous communities and in some French schools, the goal is to initiate a dialogue between young people from different cultures and to show the beauty of these cultures that are slowly disappearing. So that young people in the communities can stay pride of their roots.

    Coming back to France we will do an exhibition with documentary photographs, we are also trying to find some cultural cinemas that would like to project the documentaries.

    It's better if you stay with us for few month to be able to contribute to the whole project.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    We will have a house, you will share a room or have your own, we do not know yet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    For your free time we can give you great tips of what to see in Chiapas and Oaxaca, such wonderfull places.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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