Bronze 2017 / Events / Sport

Highland Fights

  • Photographer
    Peter Bauza
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Events/Sport

"Cholita" wrestling in El Alto, also carried out in many parts of Bolivia over the last years. The "cholitas", the name for the indigenous women, who are dressed in a traditional overcoat and up to 10 undercoats, fight for their daily living and for more respect. The income for a fight varies depending on the age and experience, often only between 50 to 200 Bolivianos (10-30 USD).

Peter Bauza is a German photographer who works in the documentary and storytelling world, which took him to several countries where he also developed his visual language. He is very committed to social and geopolitical issues especially in the areas of conservation, global health, diminishing cultures, sustainability and the environment. He has resided in South America and Europe for more than 20 years and also frequently travels to Africa. His life-long respect for multicultural viewpoints fueled by a fluency in five languages also afforded him many opportunities. Peter’s work has been published and exhibited internationally.