Juan José Torres also known as Juancho is a Colombian photographer whose images explore social inequality and human-right issues. He studied Photojournalism at the New York Institute of Photography (NYIP) and Social Communication and...
Focus:Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist, Reporter, Documentary, News, Civil Rights and Social Inequality, Humanitarian, Assignments
From addiction to displacement, there are many factors that push people to live on the street. Bogotá’s homeless or street dwellers are known locally as mendigos, pordioseros or los desechables, ‘the disposables’, terms that sadly sum up their status in the minds of many citizens. Officially they inhabit ‘estrato cero’ – social strata zero–. The city has launched an initiative to spruce up shelters and persuade more homeless people to use them. Many shun shelters because they often have strict rules.