Overview participating exhibitions

An Ocean of Possibilities
2014

An Ocean of Possibilities

Matthew O'Brien

No Dar Papaya

With No Dar Papaya the photographer Matthew O'Brien gives us his view of Colombia. In this series, which was shot with a Polaroid camera for its characteristic soft colours, he provides an antidote to the images of war, violence and misery that dominate the international media, and in Colombia are known as pornomiseria. Despite the violence and the deep chasm between the rich and poor, O'Brien saw how the Colombians lead their lives with considerable creativity, joy and feeling for humanity and beauty. No Dar Papaya is a expression meaning as much as ‘don’t show any weakness and don’t be an easy target’.