Winner of the First Honorable Mention at Costa Rica’s Pío Víquez National Journalism Award 2022.
Rocío y Enrique.
Every morning in Costa Rica they get up and start to take care of their grandchildren, their parents, complex family networks that depend on them.
But what is the unseen cost of this care? How does the burden of care in an aging society reflect its inequalities… and how does it transcend them?
This month, our women-founded media organization has teamed up with the Fundación Yamuni Tabush to hire five photojournalists all Costa Rican women and mothers who have fanned out across the country to capture a day in the life of senior citizens who are caregivers.
We’re celebrating them all month long with photo essays from Andrea Del Mar in Tamarindo, Guanacaste; Glorianna Ximendaz in Talamanca, Limón; Gloria Calderón in Puriscal, San José; Priscilla Mora in Palmares, Alajuela; and Mónica Quesada in Tibás, San José, plus solutions stories, columns, and profiles that explore what’s working to reduce isolation ease stress and shine a light on this invisible labor.
Welcome to an edition of El Colectivo 506 unlike any we’ve done before.
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