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Terra Cognita
2012

Terra Cognita

Juan Calle

Cartographies of Violence (Colombia, 2010)

In the West man has turned his back on nature, say Juan Calle. But that is different in Colombia. There the struggle for land is the basis for an unceasing cycle of violence between the FARC guerrillas, paramilitaries, multinationals and the government, with defenceless citizens, farmers and minorities caught in the middle. In his compositions Calle transforms the landscape of Colombia into a metaphor for a history of conflict, exploitation and discrimination.

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Biography

Juan Calle (Colombia, 1949) took courses at the New York Institute of Photography, and is the founder and director of the non-profit organization Corporación El Hormiguero, which is dedicated to preserving the culture of small communities. In his strongly conceptual work Calle tries to transcend the visual and create metaphors. Calle has often taught in Bogotá, and is the mentor for various young Colombian photographers. 

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Terra Cognita

Terra Cognita

Price EUR 15,00