(All prints are available for sale)
The rivers of Chocó, on the Colombian Pacific coast, flow down loaded with precious metals. The gold has generated a desire to control the territory that has led to a war without quarter between guerrillas and paramilitaries, leaving the Afro and indigenous Embera communities as victims of the crossfire.
Coca farmers and harvesters are the most vunerable sector in the drug traffic problem. Colombia is the biggest cocaine producer in the world. Drug traffic is a structural problem in the colombian society.
Kiwe means soil in Nasa language. The indigenous population Nasa lives in the north of the state of Cauca in the western Colombia. They are what has been going on since more than a year when they empowered indigenous armed uprisings to fight against the spoil. Today they face sugar companies that do not want to return their ancestral lands that would guarantee their survival.
In 2016, the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas signed a peace agreement that ended more than fifty years of civil war. Four years later, the Colombian State has not complied with what has been signed and more than 200 ex-combatants have been killed.
In many imaginaries, living in the countryside is synonymous with freedom, but in Colombia, peasants live below the poverty line, have higher rates of child malnutrition than the rest of the country, and suffer threats from armed groups, including the army. In 2019 Colombia has had the highest number of murders of social and environmental leaders in the world. From the territories they continue resisting.
52 years lasted the civil war between the Government of Colombia and the FARC. This project brings together 52 portraits of members of that armed group who signed the peace and allowed themselves to be photographed during the peace process. The photos were taken in Cuba and the jungles of Colombia.
During the Covid19 pandemic, many neighborhoods in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia with nearly ten million inhabitants, are hungry because there is no state aid. Other people have had to go to live on the street since they do not have money to pay their rent and have been evicted.
All Prints are Available to Sell
100 x 70cm
71 x 50cm
50 x 33cm
37.5 x 24.6cm
The prints are made in Hahnemuhle matte fibre 200 gr.