Sara Aliaga Ticona is a Bolivian social communicator, photojournalist, and Aymara visual artist. For her, photography is best used as a tool to reclaim identity, and her work specifically converges around gender, human rights, the climate crisis and the special impact it has on Indigenous peoples.
Sara builds her photography around symbolic, conceptual and documentary narratives that she uses to create conversation around collective visual memory, conscious, ethical, empowering and dignifying, themes that are central to her identity as both an Indigenous woman and a photographer.
She is the recipient of the Indigenous Photograph Project Grant 2022, FotoEvidence and World Press Photo’s Photo Book Award with COVIDLATAM, 2021, and has been recognized by POY Latam, National Geographic Society, and others. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, BBC, El País, PoyLatam Magazine, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Reuters, and AP, among others. Her work has been exhibited from New York to Paris to Antarctica to Colombia.
Sara is the founder of the first collective of Bolivian photographers, War-MiPhoto, and organizer of the First Residence in Gender Narratives “Exisitimos,” and is a member of the CovidLatam collective, Everyday Mujeres, Everyday Andes, Women Photograph, Photographers Without Borders, and Diversify Photo.