Twenty strikingly black and white stills will be on display in Bogota until Monday.
Colombian and Spanish photographers Juan Carlos Barrero and Alvaro Ybarra Zavala are exhibiting 20 images they have taken of Afro-Colombians and Indigenous Colombians in recognition of Afro-Colombian Day May 21.
The renown artists were invited by the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees to create the exhibition. Zavala has covered conflict zones throughout the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia while Barrero has spent years in the Choco department.
The portraits by Ybarra Zavala of villagers displaced from Pulbuza in Nariño department were shot in a derelict building. Barrero’s images document the harsh realities of everyday life for displaced people from the department of Choco, the population of which is over 80% Afro-descendant.
The poignant images are on display at Bogota’s Casa de la Moneda, Calle 11, No 4-93 until May 30.