Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
Carolina Navas G is graduated from the Social Communication School at Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. Since 2002’s she works as director and still photographer. In 2008 she travels to Buenos Aires to make photography and documentary related studies at the Argentinean film industry syndicate. In 2011 she returns to Bogotá to work as still-photographer in different movies and she directs cultural documentary tv series. In 2018 she will premiere her first documentary feature film that she photographed and directed together with Catalina Torres.
Her project Tumaco was published in Pewen, cuadernos de fotografía of the Spanish publishing house, MUGA. In August 2018, she will be part of the exhibition "Áfricamericanos" curated by Claudí Carreras in the Image Center of Mexico.
In December of the same year she won the possibility of doing an artistic residency (Gamleby Photo Grant) in Sweden.
Nos miran (They gaze upon us) is her first long-term photographic project.
2014 - First prize.The Macallan’s masters of photography., 2014 - Crónica Fotográfica vida cotidiana de Bogotá, 2015 - Beca de producción documental, 2015 - Premio de producción para documental , 2015 - Premio India Catalina, 2017 - Beca de creación para las Artes plásticas
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Tumaco has a humid tropical climate and is a region of great biodiversity, however the complex social conflict that is experienced here, a chaotic urbanization processes, the illegal extraction of wood, the destruction of mangroves by drug trafficking, illicit crops and attacks on oil pipelines has caused great damage to ecosystems.
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Tumaco is a city made without planning. The constructions are made of wood at the edge of the sea and those that have been made in cement do not usually have any kind of supervision despite being in a seismic zone and with the threat of a tsunami. There are no main roads and the first traffic lights were released in 2017.
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Yazon your favorite is the stage name that Jhoander Cabezas uses on Facebook, Yazon has a very beautiful voice and usually sing reggaetón and salsa choke, along with his friend JP at local parties in Tumaco. Yazon has a 4-year-old daughter who no longer lives with him.