BDC Conversations: César Rodríguez + SANTIAGO ESCOBAR-JARAMILLO
Aug 8, 2020 | 3:30pm
Instagram Live Discussions: From Context + Life, To Method + Photo
- Fri, Aug 7th, 3:30PM EST—Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo in conversation with exhibiting photographer Adriana Loureiro Fernández
- Sat, Aug 8th, 3:30PM EST—Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo in conversation with exhibiting photographer César Rodríguez
- •Sun, Aug 9th, 3:30PM EST—Photographer/editor Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo in conversation with exhibiting photographer Adriana Parrilla
In Latin America, the boundaries between the public and the private, the state and the citizens, are changing. Social movements, with a renewed push towards new currents of gender, environment and social justice, are gaining ground to present their views and demand paradigm changes outside the established status quo. The current world crisis unleashed by the appearance of the novel coronavirus also poses significant changes and revisions regarding civil and social responsibilities, the role of science, health, faith, technology, government, the global economy, lifestyle and in the way we relate socially (face to face and with social distancing).
How do the political and social context of their countries affect or inspire their photography? Are their photos their own vessel of expression or are they used to be the voice of others? Does their practice begin by searching or do the stories find them? How does the approach to their work affect the final outcome? Is their editing process part of the effectiveness to communicate their message? Can photographers find ways to unleash these particular moments we are passing through? Is this crisis an opportunity to expand our sense of what photography is or should be?
These are some of the questions that will come up during the Instagram conversations in: "From CONTEXT+LIFE, To METHOD+PHOTO", which presents Latin American photographers Adriana Loureiro Fernández (Venezuela), César Rodríguez (Mexico), and Adriana Parrilla (Puerto Rico) in conversation with photographer and editor Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo (Colombia).
This event is held in conjunction with Bronx Documentary Center's 3rd Annual Latin American Foto Festival. To view the photographer’s work before the presentations please visit LAFFBDC.org. Find the BDC on Instagram @bronxdocumentarycenter
IMAGE: Men of the community of San Rafael offer flowers during the burial of Rafaela Sanchez. San Rafael, Guerrero. 2018. © César Rodriguez