BDC Conversations: Victoria Razo
Jul 23, 2021 | 6pm
Please note this event will take place in Spanish only.
This event will be held in person. Masks will be required to attend.
BDC, 614 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx, NY 10451
Please join photographer Victoria Razo as she presents her exhibited work Resilience.
The United Nations (UN), through the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, affirmed that in México 10.5 women are murdered a day, a figure registered by the National Citizen Observatory of Femicide (ONCF), making the State of Mexico and Veracruz in the most dangerous places for Mexican women.
Victoria Razo is a photojournalist who has since the beginning of her career, portrayed the violence that is exercised towards women from different realities, has followed the search of mothers looking for their missing relatives, has documented stories of domestic violence, as well as has been present in the latest demonstrations of women who have become the most violent of the last decade, documenting the formation of the first black bloc of women, who seek to defend themselves from the violations of their human rights that are executed daily.
Victoria will discuss what it is like to be a photojournalist in México, a place that has been considered one of the most dangerous places to practice this profession and also to live a normal life as a woman.
La Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU), a través de la oficina del Alto Comisionado para los Derechos Humanos, afirmó que en México son asesinadas 10.5 mujeres al día, cifra registrada por el Observatorio Ciudadano Nacional del Feminicidio (ONCF), lo que convierte al Estado de México y a Veracruz en los lugares más peligrosos para las mexicanas.
Victoria Razo es una fotoperiodista que desde los inicios de su carrera, ha retratado la violencia que se ejerce hacia las mujeres desde diferentes realidades, ha seguido la lucha de madres que buscan a sus hijos desaparecidos, ha documentado historias de violencia doméstica, así como también ha estado presente en las últimas manifestaciones de mujeres que se han tornado las más violentas de la última década, documentando la formación del primer bloque negro de mujeres, quienes buscan defenderse de las violaciones a sus derechos humanos que se ejecutan diariamente.
Victoria nos hablará como es ser fotoperiodista en México, un lugar que ha sido considerado de los más peligrosos para ejercer esta profesión y también para vivir una vida normal siendo mujer.
VICTORIA RAZO is a Méxican documentary photographer based in Mexico. Her vision focuses on gender and Human Rights issues. Currently, she works as a freelance photojournalist in collaboration with Agence France Presse. In 2020, Razo was nominated for the 6x6 Global Talent Program Latin America by World Press Photo and received the Emergency Fund for COVID-19 Journalists awarded by the National Geographic Society. She has participated in various photography festivals such as 20 Fotografos in Guatemala 2019, Boreal Bash V in 2018; awarded a grant by the International Women's Media Foundation to attend the Photography Festival Documentary in Quito, Ecuador by Native Photograph in 2017, and worked at the Mirar Distinto Festival in the 2016 and 2018 editions. She is a member of Women Photograph, Native Photograph and Frontline Freelance Mexico.
This event is held in conjunction with our 4th Annual Latin American Foto Festival, on view July 15-August 1st, 2021. Featuring works by artists from Colombia, Argentina, Chile, México, Venezuela, Peru and El Salvador.
IMAGE: © Victoria Razo