joana toro

Photographer and educator—Working in issues of immigration identity and social justice
  
Colombia on my mind
Location: New York
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, World Press... read on
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Colombia on my mind
Copyright joana toro 2022
Date of Work Dec 1969 - Ongoing
Updated Jul 2019
Location Colombia

Colombia on my mind

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.


This serie was exhibit at Forum Mondial Normandie pour la Paix , Caen, France 2019.
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