JFC launch new Colombia Photo Exhibition
Justice For Colombia News |
on: Sunday, 11 November 2007
Resistencia: Portraits of Colombia. A photographic journey through the Colombian conflict and the struggle for social justice.
A civil war has been raging in Colombia for nearly 50 years. During that time hundreds of thousands of people have lost their lives. The killings continue today as army-backed death squads run rampage murdering those that oppose the Colombian regime. As a result Colombia is the most dangerous place in the world for trade unionists, community leaders and human rights activists. It is also one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists.
In 2006 and again in 2007 photographer Sam Green visited Colombia with the British human rights organisation 'Justice for Colombia'. He had the opportunity to meet with and photograph some of the most threatened people in Colombia. He was also able to visit and photograph regions that are normally almost impossible for foreigners to enter. Justice for Colombia also arranged for Sam to take his camera into one of Colombia's notorious prisons where he was able to photograph political prisoners - people jailed for their opposition to the Colombian regime.
The photographs make for a compelling and unparalleled exhibition.
"Resistencia - Portraits of Colombia" is a must see for all those interested in Latin America or human rights.
Wednesday 21st - Tuesday 27th November
Gallery open weekdays l0am-5.30pm / Saturday 11am-5pm. Closed Sunday
The Framers Gallery 8 Artefact, 36 Windmill Street, London W1T 2JT
For more information please contact Justice for Colombia
tel: 020 7794 3644
Photographer Sam Green www.sammygreen.com