My name is Álvaro Andrés Cardona Gómez, journalist, photographer, and audiovisual
producer. I belong to a generation of Colombians that grew amidst war, yearning for
a day of peace, a gesture of reconciliation. For the passing years, I have dedicated my
life, my job and my imagination to this purpose: exploring the construction of symbolic-
images with enough power to ue the memory, and through art be a place for the
grief and restructuring of the victims and victimizers of the armed conflict.
Violence throws upon their acts a cloak of darkness, it requires courage and
perseverance to give light to the truth that lies within it, in order to at last illuminate
the faces of society. (Witness and accomplice)
I seek thru the visual art the way to give a greater repercussion to this truth,
including the communities in the creative process and giving them tools for the
encounter with the other, for their education, to construct conditions of reflection
over violence, product of the armed conflict in Colombia, in the context of
Latin-American and the world.