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We are a collective of women photographers and storytellers that develop projects about human rights, indentity and territory. We narrate through photography boosted by other artistic disciplines. We are a symbiosis of women’s voices brought together to diversify the way we tell stories in our own region through a solutions based narration promoting change

Our nature project

Topanga, CA, 2020.

This project is a collaboration between my oldest son Nahuel, 6, and myself. We set out to do a Nature Project in which we would both photograph our surroundings at home and during our daily walks while in quarantine in Topanga Canyon, CA.  During the first month of quarantine, our family had to deal with intense emotions. Because we were together every hour of the day and had no escape from our home life, we were forced to look at each other and face many issue that had always been there. The day my boy, Nahuel, had the worse tantrum of his life, I realized we needed help. For the first time in our life, we did therapy (on zoom) to learn tools that would help us manage our anger, sadness, jealousy and every other emotion in between. Some tools worked and others didn’t. What did make a big difference was to be out in nature.  This became our family therapy: every day we took the boys (6 and 3 years old) on secret trails where they could release their infinite energy while running and playing.  Us parents could also release all the built up tension from trying to juggle work, homeschool, tantrums, and house maintenance.  I asked Nahuel to be my partner photographer, to help me document our life and rituals during these strange times. We bonded, we helped each other let go and explored our relationship in this magical way. I taught him to see light and he forced me to rethink my own creativity and look at things from a fresh point of view.  Mother Earth held and healed us one walk at a time. These photographs aim to shed light on this period of time in our life and on all the colors (emotions) that we experienced within ourselves and during our daily interactions with each other.  Photography became our tool to document what we see on the outside while peeling layers of what lied beneath our own skin. Through these playful explorations, we connected with Mother Earth, our family, our emotions and each other.

"Nuestro Proyecto de la Naturaleza" 
Topanga, CA, 2020.


Este proyecto es una colaboración entre mi hijo mayor Nahuel, de 6 años, y yo. Decidimos hacer un Proyecto de Naturaleza en el que ambos fotografiaríamos nuestro entorno en casa y durante nuestras caminatas diarias mientras estábamos en cuarentena en Topanga Canyon, CA. Durante los primeros meses de cuarentena, nuestra familia tuvo que lidiar con emociones muy intensas. Estábamos juntos cada hora del día y no teníamos escapatoria de nuestra vida hogareña, nos vimos obligados a mirarnos el uno al otro y enfrentar muchos problemas que siempre habían estado ahí. El día que mi hijo, Nahuel, tuvo el peor berrinche de su vida, me di cuenta de que necesitábamos ayuda. Por primera vez, hicimos terapia (en zoom) para aprender herramientas que nos ayudarían a manejar nuestro enojo, tristeza, celos y cualquier otra emoción en el medio. Algunas herramientas funcionaron y otras no. Lo que sí marcó una gran diferencia fue estar en la naturaleza. Esta se convirtió en nuestra terapia familiar: todos los días llevábamos a los niños (de 6 y 3 años) por senderos secretos donde podían liberar su energía infinita mientras corrían y jugaban. Nosotros, los padres, también podríamos liberar toda la tensión acumulada al intentar hacer malabarismos con el trabajo, la educación en casa, las rabietas y el mantenimiento de la casa. Le pedí a Nahuel que fuera mi socio fotógrafo, que me ayudara a documentar nuestra vida y rituales durante estos tiempos extraños. Nos unimos, nos ayudamos mutuamente a dejar ir y exploramos nuestra relación de esta manera mágica. Le enseñé a ver la luz y el me obligó a repensar mi propia creatividad y a mirar las cosas desde un nuevo punto de vista. La Madre Tierra nos sostuvo y nos curó paso a paso. Estas fotografías tienen como objetivo arrojar luz sobre este período de tiempo en nuestra vida y sobre todos los colores (emociones) que experimentamos dentro de nosotros mismos y durante nuestras interacciones diarias entre toda la familia. La fotografía se convirtió en nuestra herramienta para documentar lo que vemos en el exterior mientras pelamos capas de lo que yacía debajo de nuestra propia piel. A través de estas divertidas exploraciones, nos conectamos con la Madre Tierra, nuestra familia, nuestras emociones y entre nosotros.



Photos by Nahuel Kashinsky Photo collage. This project is a collaboration between my oldest son Nahuel, 6, and myself. We set out to do a Nature Project in which we would both photograph our surroundings at home and during our daily walks while in quarantine in Topanga Canyon, CA.  
These walks help to calm him down physically and mentally.

Photo by Karla Gachet
Nahuel Kashinsky, 6, looks from inside our house on August 10th, 2020, in our home in Topanga Canyon, CA.

Photo by Karla Gachet (iPhone photo, no raw available.)
Daily walk on August 30th, 2020 in Topanga Canyon, CA. Despite the lockdown, nature continues its course drying the flowers with summer's heat.  It's a good reminder of time passing by.

Photo by Karla Gachet (iPhone photo, no raw available.)
Piuma Kashinsky, 3, runs on a trail in Topanga Canyon on April 6th, 2020. We are lucky enough to be surrounded by nature which is starting to bloom with Spring colors. Our short daily outings are always in the evening to avoid our neighbors. We try to find hidden places where we can release the day's energy.

Alfred Flores, 5, holds a bunch of quenettes in Patanemo, Venezuela, on July 17, 2020.  “He’s a demon”, everyone says. This just means that he’s a restless kid, not that he’s possessed by the devil or something. His family lives from the land, since they don’t earn enough to buy food in a supermarket.

Photographs by Karla Gachet
Family walk on April 25th, 2020, in Topanga, CA,  This pandemic has forced us to be together all the time. The boys experience every emotion with each other through out the day. The most beautiful gift for me has been to see them get close and become friends. They fight and play all day, it's like watching Animal Planet in my own house.

This project is a collaboration between my oldest son Nahuel, 6, and myself. We set out to do a Nature Project in which we would both photograph our surroundings at home and during our daily walks while in quarantine in Topanga Canyon, CA.  
These walks help to calm him down physically and mentally.

Photo by Karla Gachet (iPhone photo, no raw available.)
Road casualty found on August 4th, 2020, near our home in Topanga Canyon, CA.

Photo by Karla Gachet (iPhone photo, no raw available.)
Piuma Kashinsky, 3, sleeps along side his two kitties Ku and Kai, on August 15th, 2020, in Topanga, Canyon, CA.

This project is a collaboration between my oldest son Nahuel, 6, and myself. We set out to do a Nature Project in which we would both photograph our surroundings at home and during our daily walks while in quarantine in Topanga Canyon, CA.  
These walks help to calm him down physically and mentally.

This project is a collaboration between my oldest son Nahuel, 6, and myself. We set out to do a Nature Project in which we would both photograph our surroundings at home and during our daily walks while in quarantine in Topanga Canyon, CA.  
These walks help to calm him down physically and mentally.

This project is a collaboration between my oldest son Nahuel, 6, and myself. We set out to do a Nature Project in which we would both photograph our surroundings at home and during our daily walks while in quarantine in Topanga Canyon, CA.  
These walks help to calm him down physically and mentally.

Photo by Karla Gachet (iPhone photo, no raw available.)
Daily walk on April 2nd, 2020 in Topanga Canyon, CA. Despite the lockdown, nature continues its course painting the fields with Spring colors. It's a good reminder of time passing and beauty prevailing. I live in a canyon which is blooming with wild flowers, uninterrupted by humans.

Photo by Karla Gachet
My 6 year old son Nahuel, hides in the bushes playing bunny during an evening walk around our neighborhood on July 21st, 2020, in Topanga Canyon, CA. One of our games is called hiding bunny were he runs ahead of us and hides in the bushes.

Photo by Karla Gachet
Nahuel Kashinsky 6 , plays in our garden with mud on August 10th, 2020, in our home in Topanga Canyon, CA.

Landscape photographs by Nahuel Kashinsky on June 2nd, 2020, In Topanga Canyon, CA.  He loves exploring different color temperatures and learned how to manipulate this with the camera on his own. Photo of Nahuel by Karla Gachet. Nahuel is a kid of multiple shades. He has explored his feminine side since he was very young. He refuses to let society dictate what he can or can not wear, how long his hair should be or what games he is supposed to play. He is rebellious and stubborn and could care less about fitting in. We give him all the freedom to explore his sense of self and have always celebrated who he is.

Photo by Karla Gachet
Piuma Kashinsky, 3, touches wild flowers on May 13th, 2020 in Topanga Canyon, CA. Despite the lockdown, nature continues its course. Seeing the seasons change is a good reminder of time passing while the world seems to have stopped.