Analog, 35mm
April 29, 2014

Somos Todos Costa Rica

The objective of Somos Todos Costa Rica is to expose and promote the cultural diversity of our country, acting as a change agent for peaceful coexistence and respect for diversity. From this viewpoint of tolerance and inclusion we can strengthen the quest for human rights and the elimination of all forms of discrimination.

Created in 2010 by Lucas Iturriza, it is an academic and educational documentary photography field project that uses photography as an instrument of reflection, empowerment and information to sensitize public opinion and emphasize respect for the other, regardless of ethnicity, origin, belief, gender, social class, disability or appearance.

  • Declared of “Cultural Interest” by the President of the Republic and the Ministry of Culture of Costa Rica by Executive Agreement No.141-C (October 10, 2012)
  • Academic framing conducted through a collaboration with the Institute of Social Studies in Population (IDESPO) of the National University (UNA) in order to give theoretical and conceptual support to the work through demographics, anthropologists, historians and sociologists perspectives through participation of a group of educational researchers.
  • Endorsed by the Interinstitutional Commission on Human Rights, who conducted the National Plan for a Society Free from Racism, Racial Discrimination and Xenophobia, as an accessible tool for instilling awareness of respect for others and peaceful coexistence.
  • Endorsed by the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights, Central America.
  • Endorsed by the Interamerican Institute of Human Rights.
  • Endorsed by the National Directorate of Immigration.
  • Endorsed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Costa Rica.