COMMUNITY BUILDING is a photographic exhibition that guides us to think about the reality of Colombia and allows us to analyze it through images. The mixture of art and technique in this exhibition brings the invisible world to light. It allows the viewer to consider a frozen moment in time, a decisive and democratic moment where everyone and everything is treated the same way. Community Building helps us to think about the world through photography.
This work lays out a vision of the Colombian territory and its communities through imagery. It is organized into four different categories: Us (Nosotros), What we do (Lo que Hacemos), With Whom we share (Con Quien lo Compartimos), and The World we Live in (El Mundo que Habitamos).
What we do (Lo que Hacemos):
With Whom we share (Con Quien lo Compartimos):
The World we Live in (El Mundo que Habitamos):
In this exhibition, the format of the selected photos varies in a way to reveal the diversity and the evidence of highlighting the universality of the human experience.
Community Building is a set of images that shows individuals, families,
and groups of people who contribute to their society’s future.
Given the opportunity to travel around different countries of the World, I arrived in Colombia with the purpose of visiting six provinces of the country: Bolívar, Cauca, Córdoba, Distrito Capital, La Guajira and Sucre. These visits allowed me to immerse myself in the day-to-day life of each village, neighborhood and city—I began to see the rich culture found within Colombian simplicity. And it was during these visits that I was able to capture moments through my lens that I hope will tell the world about the Colombia that I witnessed and experienced.
Even with the existence of a great diversity of age, gender and culture, one could find things that all these regions had in common. I encountered youth who, with their actions, were dedicating time to making a profound change and educating the children in their communities. I met children that embrace and grow up sheltered by the loving attention of the youth in their community. I was welcomed by families that live with traditional art and travelled to villages that have preserved their language and traditions. Independently of the distance between regions, independently of what the society does for their villages, independently of their level of education—together, they all work diligently. At the forefront of their thoughts and actions is the desire to contribute to the common wealth of Colombia. Together they all work to build communities
Having experience in visual content creation, and inspired by my passion to document and address some realities around the world from my own perspective, I document portraits, communities, everyday life, villages and cities. My aim is to offer an overall vision of the diversity and oneness of human manifestations, of its uniqueness and of the analogies between ethnical groups and cultures.
I invite you to see the full set of images from the exhibition Community Building displayed in Cali, Colombia.
And to read about the exhibition “The World’s Physiognomy” displayed in Brasilia, Brazil.