Richmond, VA, United States
I’m a Colombian documentary photographer borned in Bucaramanga (COL). My work is focused on exploring and understanding the social dynamics that make us humans or otherwise make us lose humanity.
Since I was a boy I’ve always dreamt to be a photographer, to tell stories because having in count the place where I grew up: Colombia (where the armed conflict had been experiencing in some areas), I knew that I wanted that my photographs were a tool of social construction that contributed both to the comunity where I was working as to the human being who I was portraying. I believe that this has become into my philosophy of life where beyond of only telling the armed conflict in my country, I am interested in the daily life of its protagonists.
Thus, the stories that I attempt to represent are my desire to document, since they deal with themes related to memory, human rigths and social issues; this in order to exteriorize the bond and the empathy that I manage to establish with those who are photographed and in this way deliver a part of myself in each story seeking to understand and recognize my own story through the others.
2017 - Festival INstantes, 2017 - Latin American Documentary Photography Contest, 2016 - AltoContraste Photography Contest, 2016 - Photo Patagonia, 2015 - Latin American Documentary Photography Contest, 2017 - National Geographic & Festival Errante
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Lucero Rodríguez joins the FARC EP guerrillas at the age of 16. Today, 33-year-old Lucero says that the only moments she will never forget are the bombings, especially the attack on the camping site that killed commander Jorge Briseño, she was very close by. Lucero remembers how that early morning, an "Explorer", as they call the planes that do the bombings, was flying over. With tears in her eyes Lucero expresses that this loss was especially hard because Jorge was like a father to her
Many children of guerrilla parents grow up in the middle of these Camps, or in most of the cases they are send it to live in another village far away from the conflict zone. Contrary to what the media afirms, there is non vulnaration to these children´s Rights. However need to clarify that these kids make a direct part of this war and are it´s main victims. In this particular image, these young people are on the camp, since it was during what was the tenth and last national guerrilla conference, which was a period of a week where many of these young kids were able to go to visit or meet their parents