Ilisu dam, Tigris valley. Turkey
The Turkish Government is driven a pharaonic project Southeast of Anatolia, which provides for the construction of 22 swamps – some of them, already built - and 19 hydroelectric plants in the Valley of the Tigris, as the intended engine of the country's development. The majority Kurdish community in this area, alleged that the project intends the double disperse its people in order to dilute its identity and put an end to their culture.
Holy Week in Santa Fe
Santa Fe (Colombia) 2012
Long ago, the Tonusco valley where Santa Fe de Antioquia is located, was the land of the Nutabe Indians, following the discovery of America and the overwhelming arrival of the Spanish settlers searching for gold, Santa Fe became a key place during the Spanish colony because of its mining importance.
Teenage mothers in Colombia
Colombia, since 2011
Work in progress on the Millennium Development Goals (UN, 2010):
Objective 3: "Promote gender equality and women empowering."
Jewish minority in Morocco
Morocco (Casablanca and Tetouan) 2007
The history of Jews in Morocco is neither linear nor simple, is the product of a cultural blend. Judaism in this country has been characterized by what the Jewish-Moroccan historian Haim Zafrani liked to call a "double loyalty" toward Moroccan society and to the entire Jewish world. Because the Moroccan Jews have made a real cultural exchange with the large Muslim community with which they have lived well in spite of religious differences, with alternating periods of tolerance for others of rejection and persecution that have spread over two thousand years.
Coptic minority in Egypt
Cairo (Egypt), 2011
Mark the Evangelist- also known as Saint Mark, the author of the Gospel that bears his name- moved to Egypt around 43 B.C., 10 years after the death of Jesus, where he founded in the city of Alexandria the first Christian church in the country. We can say that the origin of the Coptic community dates back to the early years of Christianity as a religion.
People what I never saw
París (France). 2009-2012. (Work in progress)
These pictures were taken on Paris tube, line 4. They show the moment when two trains, in opposite directions run at maximum speed. To my eyes is impossible to see more than confusing lights. But my camera can take and show me what I couldn't see. From my rear window I can feel the underground atmosphere of big cities. Through the portraits of people that I never saw, a portrait of a society: a sordid society of weaknesses, excesses and loneliness. Then we see the purity of gesture from those not knowingly observed.