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Violentology during the book fair in Manizales

TIME.com LightBox

November 26th, 2012 by | Leave a comment

The LightBox site of TIME.com produced a video that speaks to the material dimension of Violentology, as a physical product printed on a heavy porous paper and sewn by hand.


Many thanks to Neil Harris and the team at TIME.com for such an elegant and careful work.


Violentology during the book fair in Manizales

Violentology during the book fair in Manizales

November 21st, 2012 by | Leave a comment

Many thanks to Fernndo Ramiréz of La Patria, and to the University of Caldas for the invitation to exhibit and present the work in the city of Manizales, on the walls of the prestigious public university. Many students helped to paste up the exhibit:



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Caloto, Cauca

Caloto, Cauca

February 23rd, 2012 by | 1 Comment

This picture was taken during a peace demonstration in Caloto, Cauca, organized by members of the nearby Nasa indigenous communities. The demonstrators took a  risk by denouncing all of the armed actors, including the FARC, for committing acts of violence against civilians. Nonetheless, a local army commander accused these marchers of being FARC guerrillas in disguise.

Wanted Poster of FARC guerrilla leaders

Death by Informant

November 6th, 2011 by | Leave a comment

In July 2008, I photographed this Wanted Dead or Alive-type poster in Leticia, Amazonas, on the fence of an army compound. The “X” marks the the face of FARC commander Ivan Ríos, who was assassinated that year.  To add insult to injury, a soldier must have stuck this likeness in the forehead with a ball point pen.  The image on the right, under a dotted X, is of Joaquín Gómez, commander of the FARC’s Southern Block. To date, Gómez is still alive, but the dotted line represents the Colombian army’s growing confidence that, one by one, they will cross out the whole FARC leadership.

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