joana toro

Photographer
   
Colombia on my mind
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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Colombia on my mind
Credits: joana toro
Date of Work: 12/31/69 - Ongoing
Updated: 07/13/19
Location: Colombia


I was born in a country with an on-going civil war, just like my mother and grandmother.  Colombia on My Mind is a personal journal that reflects how  Colombians live and raise their families, and conduct their lives with this endless situation of corruption, impunity, pace processes and war in the background.  The interpretations of these images depend on the subjectivity of the viewer. For me as a Colombian, life in my country is a state of waiting, living every day in the middle of invisible boundaries that divide our country. The wonder of peace.

Nací en un país en guerra civil como  mi madre y mi abuela, Colombia en mi mente es un viaje personal en el que interpreto como los Colombianos viven su vidas en medio de corrupción, impunidad, procesos de paz, y violencia como fondo. Para mi ser Colombiano es estar en un continuo estado de espera de una paz que nunca llega.

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