Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno

Visual storyteller
 
Muzo
Location: USA/Colombia
Nationality: Colombian
Biography: Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno is a Documentary filmmaker and photographer. He graduated in Film and Photography technologist from UNITEC in Bogotá. He has worked in video, product photography, travel photography, and photojournalism throughout... MORE
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Muzo
Copyright Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno 2022
Date of Work Aug 2010 - Aug 2010
Updated Nov 2018
Location muzo
Topics Action, Adolescence, Capitalism, Children, Civil Rights, Colombia, Community, conelcorazon, Documentary, Editorial, emeralds, Environment, Feature, Food, Forest, Friends + Family, Hope, jmbb, jmbbnet, juanmanuelbarrero, juanmanuelbarrerobueno, Landscape, Latin America, Minority, Parenting & Family, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Poverty, Still life, Teens, Veterans, Weapons, withtheheart, witness, Youth
Approximately 100 kilometers north of the city of Bogotá, capital of Colombia, is the most productive region in emeralds of this part of the planet: the town of Muzo in the department of Boyacá.
This is a place that has seen throughout its history many confrontations and wars for the control of the territory and the production of these precious stones.
The times of violence in this area seem to have ended, thanks to several agreements signed between opponents more than 20 years ago.
Now many men, women and even children, scrape the floor with the tools they have, even with their hands, to try to tear off the spoils left by the big emerald companies, which now control the business, some stone that changes their fortune .
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