Juan José Estrada Toledo
posted by FotoVisura Projects
Utopía documents remote places in Guatemala, up in the mountains where life is yet to be disturbed by any of the activities that happen in the city. In these places, the artist finds that the people live in a land where pristine nature, fresh air, clean water and great soil for farming are available, yet all they talk about is what happens “over there”. Over there means the US. They all have stories about family members and friends that have made it, others that have not; some are dead, some disappeared, some have tried more than 5 times to make the journey. For more than a year, Juan José has been photographing these villagers who seek to define the “over there” without ever having traveled to the US. This series explores the relationship between these people, their land and their dreams.