Buenos Aires, Argentina
An independent documentary photographer, Daiana Valencia was born in Buenos Aires, where is based. Her work is mainly focused on personal documentary long-term projects in Argentina and Latinamerica. She has projects on migration of Haitian children on the border with the Dominican Republic and Haiti, on the largest binational market between both countries, on the working class in buenos aires, Argentina.
And she is working on a long-term project on social movements in Latin America between the 60's and the 80's.
While working on collective projects with RuedaPhotos, on Femicidio, Thanatopraxy and on LGBTIQ.
2017 - Portfolio Review ERRANTE
- Still life
Dajabón, border between Dominican Republic and Haiti.
"Hogar de Cristo" is a place of transit , which opens its doors at 17:30 hs. and closes at 7:30hs.,for Haitian children between 7 and 16 years old who roam the streets of Dajabón border. This children's home are open only from 17:30 to 07:30 every day
Night falls and they begin to appear like little ants,they are not more than 20 but not less than 12. Dinner is ready when the children arrived but they must follow some rules before it. With tired eyes, the scars of a long day, they enter to that borrow house to let themselves to be childs.
The sequential rules of the house are:
1. Take a bath.
2. Change clothes.
3. Pray before dinner.
4. Playing time.
5. Brush theirs teeth.
6. At 19:00 hs. the gate is closed.
7. At 22:00 hs. the lights turn off.
8. At 7:00 hs. are turn on.
9. Clean the place.
10. Have a breakfast.
Every single day is the same.