Photographer Antonia Zennaro is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography. These images are from her project ‘YO SOY – Colombia Bogota‘. To see Antonia’s body of work click on any image.
After more than 50 years of war, over 7 million Colombians got violently displaced from their territories. The Afro Colombians are one of the most affected communities by the violence and inner war, and a big number of the displaced people are gathering in Ciudad Bolivar, one of the biggest slums of Bogotá. Next to their every day struggle for surviving and making a new beginning with no means, they have to face discrimination, racism and exclusion.
To go towards a real peace it is crucial to appreciate the diversity and power of the cultural heritage inside Colombia. In order to strengthen the resistance and bring the value back we have to look at each other and recognize each one of us. For this the series is called: YO SOY ( I AM)
These pictures were made for a sensibilisation campaign of the local administration in Ciudad Bolivar, Bogotá, with the aim to make displaced Afro-Colombians visible again.
Bogotá, Colombia, Ciudad Bolivar 2014.
By Antonia Zennaro