Jordi Ruiz Cirera

In collaboration with the Spanish Embassy, InSitu produced an exhibition and book launch of Los Menonos by award winning documentary photographer Jordi Ruiz Cirera, winner of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Award and the Deutsche Bank Award in Photography.

 

The project Menonos depicts the life and inner struggles lived in the Mennonite communities in Eastern Bolivia. Mennonites are Christian Anabaptists who arrived during the fifties from Canada, Mexico or Belize, hoping here they'd be able to preserve their lifestyle. Nowadays they live the same way their ancestors did; with no cars, telephones, electricity or modern utilities. However, the pressure of the surrounding society is creating difficulties for them to survive. This series of portraits showcases the relations and the family roles within the Mennonite community, as well as their deep isolation from contemporary society.  

Exhibition Los Menonos

Pinsent Masons + Spanish Embassy, London

© 2021 Jordi Ruiz Cirera

© 2021 Jordi Ruiz Cirera - Portrait of Margarita Teichroeb 

© 2021 Jordi Ruiz Cirera

© 2021 Jordi Ruiz Cirera

© 2021 Jordi Ruiz Cirera

© 2021 Jordi Ruiz Cirera

© 2021 Jordi Ruiz Cirera