Ignore the obvious to be a better photographer
I knew a bit about the cholitas in Bolivia, but wanted to find the extra layer. Why do these women fight? My partner Andrea Dijkstra – who is also a journalist – helped me find out.
Hello Bolivia, where every Sunday wrestlers battle each other in El Alto arena: oiled musclemen, masked superheroes, a flying dwarf and the success story of recent years: plump Indian women with long braids and flowing skirts. Degrading? No. This is emancipation for the cholitas of Bolivia. Discriminated against and abused elsewhere, this is where they can avenge themselves.