Raphael Alves – When the waters
Raphael Alves was born in Manaus, in the Amazon Region, Brazil. He studied Journalism, Photography and Visual Arts. He achieved a Master of Arts in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication (University of the Arts, London). He decided to photograph his region and the relation that people, urban space and nature have among them in the Amazon.
Fabiola Cedillo – The worlds of Tita
Fabiola Cedillo Crespo is an Ecuadorian sculptor and photographer. She works with the people, the human beings and their condition. She is interested in their emotions and actions, as well as the context in which they develop. When taking a picture, more than the answers they produce, she is interested in the questions they generate.
Los mundos de TITA Tita, my older sister is the protagonist of this project. However, it could be any of us. Tita appears in some of the photographs, she is also the author of the drawings that are part of this project. Every picture opens a door where we can enter and exit at different places; they are a passage through different emotional and sensory states. It is a story halfway between documentary, essay and child adventure.
Betty Laura Zapata – X-Ray
London-based Venezuelan documentary photographer and experienced journalist focusing mainly on social issues in Latin America and raising attention to under-reported international stories. After years of working as a TV writer for the independent Venezuelan TV network Televen, as well as a print journalist for weekly news journal Semanario Quinto Dia, she earned an MA with distinction in photojournalism and documentary photography from the London College of Communication. She now focuses on Photography as an additional tool to continue uncovering stories with.
Emilia Lloret – Tenka Kirano
Emilia’s work has mainly been exhibited in Europe and Asia in festivals such as the FotoFever Art Fair in Paris, Belfast Photo Fringe and La Salle College of Arts in Singapur. How to represent a reality where cosmology and mythology are crucial factors of everyday life, yet are intangible? To only depict the physical side would have felt like reinforcing an often stereotypical and misconstrued image of the Tsáchilas, an indigenous group situated in the foothills of the Andes in Ecuador.
Misha Vallejo – Al otro lado
Misha has an MA in Documentary Photography from the London College of Communication (2014). His first photobook “Al otro lado” (Editora Madalena, 2016) was preselected at the festival Les Rencontres de la Photographie. Among others, he won the Ecuadorian-National-Arts-Prize 2015 and has been awarded several honourable mentions at other international contests.
Intro to the book “Al otro lado” This is the everyday life of a small Ecuadorean village located on the border with Colombia. Colombians fleeing violence from fights between the FARC guerrilla and their government crossed the border to Ecuador and founded this town in 2001.
Mauricio Palos – My perro Rano
Mauricio is an independent documentary photographer and videographer working mainly on personal projects in North and Central America. His work explores a variety of issues that are strongly related to the effects of violence on migration and exiles in the region due to political crisis, gang violence, narcotraffic, and local conflicts. His first book My Perro Rano, Central America Chronicles was published in 2010 by Editorial RM and was selected among the best photobooks of 2011 by the British Journal of Photography.
Monica Alcazar-Duarte – Your photographs could be used by drug dealers
Originally from Mexico City, Monica is currently working between Mexico and the U.K. Her works engages with how we read and integrate images and information, at a time when information and its context changes at such a rapid pace. Her work approaches the relationship between context, interconnection and conclusion. It draws attention to how much we all need to develop a more ‘curatorial gaze’. She invites the viewer to look at what appears as disconnected or even contradictory, with a discerning eye.
Your photographs could be used by drug dealers The title for this series comes from a conversation I had with a soldier while asking for permission to take his photograph. The soldier’s answer summarized a sense of paranoia with which people in Mexico cope everyday of their lives. This project started as my attempt to test the charged image that we hold of Mexico today via mainstream media and popular culture. It evolved into a photographing of the personal experience and qualities that shaped my interpretation of the place.