Jordi Ruiz Cirera – Menonos

Posted by Fabio 27 September 2013

The project Menonos by spanish documentary photographer Jordi Ruiz Cirera, depicts the life and the inner struggles lived in the Mennonite communities in Eastern Bolivia. Mennonites are Christian Anabaptis who arrived during the fifties from Canada, Mexico or Belize, hoping here they’d be able to preserve their lifestyle. Nowadays they live on the same way their ancestors did; with no cars, telephones, electricity or modern utilities. However, the pressure of the surrounding society is creating difficulties for them to survive.

This series of portraits intend to showcase the relations and the family roles within the Mennonite community, as well as their deep isolation from contemporary society.