The Colombian territory has always been involved in abuse, impunity, and violence since the arrival of the European world to its coasts, a place where new ways of thinking and all kind of lies has been imposed at the expense of the blood of lots of people just for the benefit of a few. It is hard to understand the magnitude of the indifference that exists in the entire country, from big cities to little towns. What is really true is that sometimes things are so evident to us, that the fact of these been in front of our noses turns them invisible so we ignore them in their entirety.
The problem of indifference is linked to an absence of national identity. Also to the inability to see each other as equals and see the deaths of some as heroes and others as monsters, but the reality is that the line between victim and perpetrator is so thin… makes you wonder, what other choice have the boys and girls of rural areas abandoned by the government? Because of this, it is necessary to understand that all of us are affected by this conflict, either in a direct or indirect way, this is a problem that all the Colombians should feel as their own.
This is a photographic series with iconic elements of the Colombian conflict, in a very broad context, from the violence in the Colonial time to the Guerrilla and drug violence. All of these are related to stories and testimonies I found out on interviews through the research stage of this project.
These photos are intended to create a new way of thinking and approaching, to these kind of themes that are ignored and that should be understood by all Colombians as a society, mostly, if we are willing and expecting to solve all the problems that we are going through in our present.