Chiloé StoriesUnited States2004,Richard Beckman

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Chiloé is an archipelago south of Santiago, Chile, populated by farmers, fishermen and craftsman. University of North Carolina photojournalism students captured the life and culture of this colorful island community in a series of narrated photo essays (which can be viewed as silent slideshows or with audio). Chile plans to celebrate its bicentennial in 2010 by building the longest bridge in Latin America, joining Chiloé to the mainland. Will this destroy the island’s culture and tax its natural resources, or will the bridge be the key to the island’s economic future? These photo and video essays showcase personal stories of a life that reflects long standing traditions as well as recent cultural and economic developments.

 

Chiloé is an archipelago south of Santiago, Chile, populated by farmers, fishermen and craftsman. University of North Carolina photojournalism students captured the life and culture of this colorful island community in a series of narrated photo essays (which can be viewed as silent slideshows or with audio). Chile plans to celebrate its bicentennial in 2010 by building the longest bridge in Latin America, joining Chiloé to the mainland. Will this destroy the island’s culture and tax its natural resources, or will the bridge be the key to the island’s economic future? These photo and video essays showcase personal stories of a life that reflects long standing traditions as well as recent cultural and economic developments.

Production Country: 
United States
Production Year: 
2004
Subject: 
Latin American Cultures and Issues
Platform: 
Website
Purpose: 
Educational
User Experience: 
Mosaic
Awards: 
Online News Association Best Student Online Journalism
Gold Medal, SNDies Awards
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