Betty Laura Zapata is a Venezuelan documentary photographer based in London. She focuses on long-term projects that document social issues, political conflicts, health, immigration and gender violence. Betty completed an MA course in...
Focus:Photographer, Journalist, Videographer, Health, Travel, Photo Assistant, Documentary, Multimedia, News, Photography, Foreign, Portraiture, Events, Culture, Arts & Culture, Humanitarian, Assignments, Commercial, Human Rights
Skills:Research, Photo Assisting, Photo Editing, Storyboarding, Photojournalism, Film Photography
Cancer, Corruption, Dying/Death, Epidemics, Health/Healing, Human Rights, Latin America, Photography, Photojournalism
X-Rayshows Venezuelan public hospitals in a state of continued crisis. The photographs presented here reveal the disintegration of public healthcare facilities and the suffering of vulnerable patients.
This situation is cited as a microcosm of the problems facing the country at large. The pervading poverty, violence, corruption and negligence exist simultaneously within the hospital walls.