Photos of the Week: Jan. 1, 2022
Artists in Zambia; a blue macaw in Argentina; a motorcycle mechanic in Zimbabwe; and more.
Arturo, a blue macaw, lives at the wild animal refuge Güirá Oga (“house of birds” in the Guaraní language) in Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina. Arturo was rescued from smugglers and became a permanent resident at the shelter, which rehabilitates animals and breeds endangered species with the aim of reintroducing them into the wild.
Berril Mwango, an artist, displays a zebra artwork along Thabo Mbeki Road in Lusaka, Zambia. “We had literally closed down on business during the peak of the coronavirus, but I used that time to think of new artistic work, and it is paying off,” Mwango says. “Now, we have business, and our artwork is selling like never before.”
Alberta López Bautista and other participants pray for a companion who passed away during the Women’s Gathering in Aguacatenango, Chiapas, Mexico. Indigenous women and members of the Center for Center for Women’s Rights gathered to exchange wisdom, experience and insights on dignified life, political participation and collective healing.