Juan Orrantia

Photographer
   
Is this Tomorrow (Fotofria)
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality: Colombian
Biography: Juan Orrantia makes photographic works that involve subjective approaches to the postcolonial condition and experiments with the representational function of the image. For this he explores different modes of photographically interacting with... read on
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Is this Tomorrow (Fotofria)
Credits: juan orrantia
Date of Work: 12/31/69 - 12/31/69
Updated: 03/04/19
Is this tomorrow (2018). Collaborative project with Zahara Gómez and Mauricio Palos.   Taking its name from the 1947 anticommunist American comic book, this book brings together different strands of effects of the Cold War in Latin America. The main approach is the idea of the archive as a site of intervention. We conceive as archive old documents, books, photographs and monuments. Our main thread is a counterinsurgency manual from the School of the Americas which we then intervene with juxtapositions of archival/historical photographs, manipulated images, fragments of interviews from relatives and people involved in disappearances in Argentina and Mexico, former FARC guerrillas and sites of battles in Colombia, Guatemalan archives, and forensic landscapes.

Shorlisted  Arles, Les Recontres de la Photograhie, Prix Photo Text, 2019

21.5 x 28 cms
Risograph printing on newsprint, two inks.
Edition of 100
Self Published. 

2,600

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Normalcy

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Residues

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The afterlife of coca dreams

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While I was thinking about sex

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Escapees

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