Colombia, tierra de luz (Colombia, Land of Light), consisted of a series of symbolic acts of support for victims of violence and those who are displaced in different parts of Colombia, through the media of photography and art. It was a voice that confronts all the silence and lack of interest in those who have been marginalized and affected by the armed conflict over more than half a century. The selection of locations for the interventions reflected Colombia's rich variety of multicultural groups, regions, landscapes, climate, historical context, traditions and celebrations, geopolitics, as well as social problems and different armed groups.
Santiago Escobar Jaramillo is an architect at the National University of Colombia, Manizales with an MA in Photography and Urban Cultures from Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has photographed in South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States; and has exhibited in more than 70 national and international group and solo exhibitions. He has photographed for Villegas Editores, Revista Semana, UNHCR-The UN Refugee Agency, MFO, ICIPE, CUCR-Goldsmiths, among others. Since November 2011, he has run workshops and directed the program 'Miradas' at the school of photography and cinema Zona Cinco. He is director and author of the project 'Colombia, Tierra de Luz (Land Of Light)'.
This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of Brillembourg, Brodsky and Leman Endowment Funds.