Ricardo Trabulsi:

The Zapatistas

Ricardo Trabulsi:

The Zapatistas

The Finnish Museum of Photography
The Cable Factory, Process Space

The Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 G, 00180 Helsinki

21.10.2010–6.1.2011
Images

The Zapatistas hide their faces with commando-style ski masks. These "pasamontañas", originally used for reasons of security, have become the Zapatistas's symbol and trademark. Wearing ski masks has attracted attention to Mexico's indigenous peoples' fight for their rights, attention that they would not otherwise have received. But it is not guns that do the talking, the battle is waged in day-to-day life.

The exhibition also turns our gaze to our own society and, for example, to the state of civil society. Through their actions the Zapatistas have raised universal questions about politics, society and intercultural relations. They speak of solidarity, of the need for community, and of the hope that stays with us throughout human life. Who am I in this world and society? Who are we? Who are the others?

The Finnish Museum of Photography
The Cable Factory, Process Space

The Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 G, 00180 Helsinki

21.10.2010–6.1.2011
Images