Grupo de Cuidado Cultural de la Salud

Citizens of the River

This exhibition of photography highlights the citizens of Guapi, a Colombian municipality in the Cauca region.  The images depict the strong relationship between the people and the water in the region (an area known for its heavy rains, sea, and rivers) while also illuminating their struggle for access to potable water.  This body of work also shows the ways in which the Guapi people conceive of health and their relationship to their bodies in terms of spatial construction and habituation. 


Grupo de Cuidado Cultural de la Salud (Work Group for Cultural Health Care) is an investigative research group that works at the cross-section between health care and cultual rights. Based at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogota, at the School of Nursing.