joana toro

Photographer
   
Venezuela Exodus
Location: New York and Bogota
Nationality: Colombian
Biography: Joana Toro Colombian is a self-taught photographer based in both New York City and Bogota, Colombia. Her work explores issues of immigration, human rights and identity and was featured on The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian... read on
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Venezuela Exodus
Credits: joana toro
Date of Work: 06/01/17 - Ongoing
Updated: 05/01/19
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The United Nations Agency for Refugees, UNHCR, reveals that there are already more than 2.4 million Venezuelans who have escaped to several Latin American countries.  Since Maduro came to power in 2013, the exodus of Venezuelans closes in 2018 exceeding one million in Colombia.   The main reasons have to do with the fact that Colombia is the closest and easiest country for Venezuelans to go to. Around 118,000 Venezuelans are reported in Central America and Caribbean countries like Trinidad and Tobago. 

This project documents the struggles of mothers and their families during this massive exodus.


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