M.A.F.I.A. (Argentine Movement of Independent Autonomous Photographers) is an Argentinian collective of photographers who have been working together since 2012, defending and making visible social, political, gender equality, LGBTQI+ and human rights issues in Argentina and neighboring countries.

As a collective they use their cameras, as an instrument to generate a visual discourse that provokes, annoys, informs and makes visible stories that the hegemonic media do not want to show. The works include photography and film and all are given collective credit. They have also used a Creative Commons license to allow the free circulation of their work in social networks by creating a horizontal network of people who use their images as their own language, as a tool of resistance. Their work is disseminated mainly through social media channels, which allows to maintain independence from the mainstream media. The collective diffusion through social networks guarantees the independence and democracy of the social debate that they portray with an artistic and committed look: “We show it as we see it”. 

MAFIA are: Luciana Leiras, Lina Etchesuri, Florencia Trincheri, Nicolás Villalobos and Gonzalo Pardo.

ARTWORK

Poderosas, 2019

Short film

Paramos el Mundo!!(We stop the World!!)

Lo Hicimos otra vez. (You did it again).

3er Paro Internacional de mujeres, lesbianas, travestis, transexuales, no binaries 2019. (3rd International Strike of women, lesbians, trans folk, non binary folk 2019). 

Poderoses 2019 somos (Poderoses 2019 are): Ranita Roy, Estefanía Henríquez, Julieta Christofilakis, Justina Leston, Lucy Valdés, Magdalena Morro, Paz Olivares Droguett, Sara Tejada, Liza Ambrossio, Lara Femla, Noelia Santillán, Irina Dambrauskas, Maria José Thomatis, Vale Dranovsky, Paula Teller, Euge Neme, Caro de Luca, Julia Sbriller, Guadalupe Arriegue, Vero Mastrosimone, Camila Lassalle, Tali Elbert, Celeste Rojas Mugica, Dolores Medel, Violeta Capasso, Romina Martínez, Jose Nico, Warmi Photo, Camila Lebel, Catalina Juger, Creadoras de Imágenes, Estefanía Santiago, Flor Castello, Fluxus Foto, Grupo Humanes, Lucía Prieto, María Portaluppi, Mariana Eliano, Mariana Papagni, Migrar Photo/Karina Aliaga, Nina Myndlis, Rayen Luna Solar, Silvana Diaz Coppoletta, Sol Kutner, Yanina García, Agustina Tato, Martina Perosa, Mariana Terrile, Paula Parrini, Mariluz Martín, Alejandra Orosco, Colectivo Las Niñas, Ines Quinteros Orio, Lorena Marchetti, Mar Diaz, Liliana Merizalde, Tatiana Parcero, Dana Pirro, Gabriela Carvalho, Gabo Caruso, Fabiola Cedillo, Celeste Sacchetti, Jasmine Bakalarz, Natalia Roca, Luján Agusti, Emiliana Miguelez, Bárbara Marzetti, Granada Colectivo, Victoria Irene, Isis Medeiros, Paula Aparicio, Betty Zapata, Gisela Volá, MAFIA.

Desde (From): Calcuta, La Habana, Berlín, Palma de Mallorca, Valparaíso, Popayán, Milán, Barcelona, Londres, Bariloche, Mendoza, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Río de Janeiro, El Chaltén, Concepción, Veracruz, Capilla del Señor, La Paz, Santiago, Madrid, Quito, La Plata, Lima, Asunción, Rosario, Tucumán, Bogotá, Pichidegua, Ciudad de México, Santa Fe, Cuenca, Córdoba, Nueva York, Ushuaia, Belo Horizonte.

Edición de fotos (Photo edition): Lore Fernández + MAFIA

Diseño de logo (Graphics): Valeria Araujo

Video (Video): MAFIA / Gracias Marlene Wayar, Lia Ghara, Violeta Alegre, Leti Starc, Mary Fara, Marilin Munro, Florencia Minici, Lara Bertolini, Ana Larriel, Carla Morales Ríos, Ismael Menegolla, Lucía Apogliesi, La Pichi, Viviana González, Estefanía Boa Morte, Marta Ocampo, familias de la Asoc civil Infancias Libres, Mocha Celis Bachillerato Popular Trans y a todes les poderoses que nos cruzamos en la marcha.