MEDIOS PROJECT: VISIBILIZING THE CHALLENGES OF INDIGENOUS COMMUNICATION IN LATIN AMERICA
This brief visual essay brings together photographs taken by the researchers of the project
about their fieldwork on indigenous media in Latin America. It also includes images of the
meetings of the research group as well as from the website of the project. On the basis of
these images, a voice-over describes the objectives of the project and advances some of its
conclusions, pointing to possible directions for future research.
The main interest of these images lies in the fact that they make visible essential aspects of
indigenous media that sometimes go unnoticed in written texts. It is the case, for example,
of the importance of the spaces where acts of communication take place, alongside of the
corporal attitudes that the indigenous communicators adopt while carrying out their work.
These images also show the central role of technological interaction in communication acts:
indeed, they allow us to see the relationships that communicators weave with and through
What we have learned by revisiting these images is, in short, the importance of spaces,
bodies and objects in indigenous communication. These are some of the fields of inquiry
that will guide our future research. We are convinced that visual tools are especially apt to
delve into these questions.