Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
(1993) Photographer, cinematographer, showrunner and cultural manager based in Bogotá, Colombia. His personal work is focused on vulnerable communities of Latin America like where he grew up, addressing sociocultural problems of identity, memory and periphery, as well as the relationship between man and his environment.
He has participated in national exhibitions in Bogotá, Buenaventura, Cali and Medellin and in international exhibitions in Argentina, France, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, UK, US and Spain. His work has been published in different media including The New York Times, The British Journal of Photography, L'Oeil de la Photographie, Photoworld Mag, EXIT magazine, PDN, Roads and Kingdoms, Blink, Happs, Vice, Arteria, Arcadia and Enfoque Visual.
COMMERCIAL WORK: CLIENTS
DirtyKitchen, UNDP, MSF, ACDI-VOCA, Bancolombia, Univisión, Televisa, Sony Pictures Television, Teleset, Cher France, Rappi, Avon, Porvenir, Movistar, TRESemmé, Enseña por Colombia, Pequeño Robot, SOMOS soluciones, UNGRD, Andrés Carne de Res, Viviendas Universales, Universidad Piloto de Colombia, Universidad Antonio Nariño and others.
2019 - Publication of a PhotoZine, 2017 - "Barrio Bienal" scholarship prize. Colombia., 2017 - "Premio de fotografía Ciudad de Bogotá" Colombia., 2016 - "ONCE photo" Spain., 2015 - “Memorias del futuro” Colombia., 2015 - "1st Portfolio Review - Enfoque Visual Mag" Col., 2014 - "II Beca Vitrina de arte" Colombia.
- Still life
- Video capture
- Video editing
Usually, when in the media mention the location where I live: Bosa, it is to talk about death, misery, drugs, gangs, etc, and it may be true, my intention is not to tell you that everything is fine, but I get tired of the sensationalism and of the accustomed that we are to all the bad thing that happens in the society, then I decided to portray my neighborhood looking for another type of stories; This work is an approach to the daily life of the neighborhood, here the night allows me to discover the space and inquire about the resistance and survival exercises of the people.
My father and my uncle work doing photography and video for social events in some of the more peripheral and poor neighborhoods of the city, it's his business, when they noticed my interest in photography offered me to start working with them and I did. In each event I was paid for a lot 40 Usd. The XV years represent more than the iconography of a custom that sociologically and historically can be called a lag of coloniality, because if we link it to less cerebral and more emotional plane we could understand that behind this there is a lot of effort and resilience, it is absurd, but I have seen how families of very low socioeconomic positions are able to drown in debt for this holiday, and it is not only for showing the social status, it is for fulfilling their dream and celebrating from the top, is the moment to feel as "kings", but it may be the perfect excuse to flee at least one day from a reality that is not so favorable.