The Clipperton Project is an international arts initiative based in Mexico, focusing on expeditions to remote territories that have experienced complicated and controversial histories.
The Usumacinta River begins in Guatemala. It runs along the border between Guatemala and Mexico, through the states of Campeche and Tabasco where it meets the Gulf. It takes its name from the howler monkey, whose otherworldly calls accompanied this extraordinary river journey.
This was a three-week expedition, with a team of eight companions. We travelled by traditional canoe and slept in hammocks, spending just over two-weeks on the river, rowing in the morning, seeking out camps in the afternoon. Along our way, we connected to communities and carried out workshops — some planned, some emerging from meetings along the way.
The Usumacinta River was a profound and challenging place to be. The experience brought a new sense of resilience, courage and connectedness.
Nº 5; Photo — Graeme Roger (wildbird)