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CONCURSO Y EXPOSICIÓN DE FOTOGRAFÍA “ARTÍCULO 25”
CONCURSO Y EXPOSICIÓN DE FOTOGRAFÍA “ARTÍCULO 25”

Photographs selected for Exhibit “Article 25”

We present the thirty photographs chosen among more than three hundred taken in fifteen Latin American countries, in response to the question: is Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights fulfilled in Latin America?

The images were taken with quite different devices, by amateurs and professional photographers. They are, rather than an aesthetic quest, a documentary record that show that basic rights such as housing, food and social security, established in Article 25 of the Universal Declaration more than seventy years ago, are unfulfilled for large number of inhabitants of the region.

We hope that they will be an invitation to think about the long process that remains to be followed if we hope that these rights will be fulfilled for everyone, without any difference.

Title: Crecer en la Ciénaga
Year and place where it was taken: 2017, Nueva Venecia, Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta (Colombia)
Author and nationality: Daniel Francisco Leguizamón, colombian

“The palafitte towns in Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta, Colombia, are home to hundreds of children and young people who, deeply rooted in the culture of water and fishing, have lived for decades in appalling conditions. During their lifetime, relentless water pollution is leaving women, children and youngsters malnourished and ill in these communities. Big palm and banana companies pour toxic waste in the waters; people live deprived of a proper sanitary and recycling system and the Colombian State does not undertake the necessary action with social policies to stop a situation that puts future generations at risk”.

Title: Zapatitos al revés
Year and place where it was taken: 2008, Melipilla (Chile)
Author and nationality: Marcelo Aragonese Pérez, chilean

Title: La plenitud de tu misericordia
Year and place where it was taken: 2018, Instituto Autónomo Hospital Universitario de los Andes, Mérida (Venezuela)
Author and nationality: Alejandro José Pernía Paredes, venezuelan

Title: Abandono en la infancia en las comunidades nativas
Year and place where it was taken: 2014, Comunidades asháninkas de Mapotoa y Yaynapango, Satipo, Junín (Peru)
Author and nationality: Wilber Huacasi Huaman, peruvian

Title: Regalo
Year and place where it was taken: 2013, Estación Mapocho, comuna de Recoleta, Santiago (Chile)
Author and nationality: Mauricio Hoyuelos, chilean-spanish

Title: Derechos de los pueblos originarios amenazados en Brasil
Year and place where it was taken: 2018, Tumucumaque, Selva Amazónica (Brazil)
Author and nationality: Pedro Biava, brazilian

Title: Doña Ema
Year and place where it was taken: 2018, Bogotá (Colombia)
Author and nationality: Julio César Barón Fernández, colombian

Title: Derechos olvidados
Year and place where it was taken: 2018, Ciénaga, Magdalena (Colombia)
Author and nationality: Jesús David Palacio Flórez, colombian

“My photo bears testimony to a reality common to many places in Latin America and across the world, where lots of people live in situations of extreme vulnerability. In this case, the right to decent housing, a space in proper conditions for health, has been neglected. By means of photography, I would like to make people see, from a different perspective, their reality, the reality many ignore, literally forgetting about the lives of our brothers and sisters”.

Title: Informalmente formal
Year and place where it was taken: 2013, Ciudad Bolívar, Bogotá (Colombia)
Author and nationality: Harold Guyaux, belgian

Title: Todos merecemos un hogar
Year and place where it was taken: 2018, Ciudad de México (Mexico)
Author and nationality: Enrique Ordóñez, mexican

Title: Niño silvestre
Year and place where it was taken: 2018, Barahona (Dominican Republic)
Author and nationality: Rosalina Perdomo, dominican

Title: Los invisibles
Year and place where it was taken: 2017, Autopista Acceso Sur, Bajos de Mena, Santiago (Chile)
Author and nationality: Israel Acevedo, chilean

Title: Viuda y huérfanos de minero
Year and place where it was taken: 2019, Potosí (Bolivia)
Author and nationality: Paola Carunchio, italian

Title: Lavanderas: pujanza y resistencia
Year and place where it was taken: 2017, Zapayán, Magdalena (Colombia)
Author and nationality: Linda Esperanza Aragón Muñoz, colombian

Title: No title
Year and place where it was taken: 2015, Bogotá (Colombia)
Author and nationality: Diego Felipe Vega Fuentes, colombian

Title: Día de pesca, ¡un bocado sobre la mesa!
Year and place where it was taken: 2018, Puerto Caracol, Isla Múcura (Colombia)
Author and nationality: Jeison Alejandro Bernal Carrillo, colombian

Title: O fascismo carióca e o massacre dos póvos periféricos
Year and place where it was taken: 2019, Jardim Gramacho, Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Author and nationality: Igor Freitas Lima, brazilian

Title: Abandono en la niñez indígena
Year and place where it was taken: 2018, Comunidad indígena Sikuani Majaliwiri, Parcialidad Campanas, Puerto Gaitán (Colombia)
Author and nationality: Alejandra Muñoz Ruiz, colombian

“Sikuani Indians, distinguished as semi-nomad communities, found in Puerto Gaitán, Colombia, a place to survive as original peoples. However, some years ago multinational companies arrived in the area to exploit the oil reserves in those lands. Their homes were invaded, their families threatened, the waters their children drink polluted. These unhealthy living conditions force children to grow in a foul environment without any chance of a decent future”.

Title: La vida debe seguir
Year and place where it was taken: 2017, Valparaíso (Chile)
Author and nationality: Enrique Barrera, chilean

Title: Los hijos de nadie
Year and place where it was taken: 2019, Barrio San Bernardo, Bogotá (Colombia)
Author and nationality: Jairo Nicolas Bernal Usama, colombian

Title: Muro
Year and place where it was taken: 2018, La Habana (Cuba)
Author and nationality: Gabriel García Juárez, cuban

Title: La habitación propia
Year and place where it was taken: 2013, Copiapó (Chile)
Author and nationality: David Álvarez, chilean

Title: No importa cuándo ni dónde
Year and place where it was taken: 2007, Rosario (Argentina)
Author and nationality: Rodolfo Borghi, argentinian

Title: Sueños de plástico
Year and place where it was taken: 2019, Río Ozama (Dominican Republic)
Author and nationality: Melisa Guillen, dominican

Title: Viviendo entre cartones
Year and place where it was taken: 2017, Los Arenales, Chiclayo (Peru)
Author and nationality: José Luis Paico Ypanaqué, peruvian

Title: Inseguridad social
Year and place where it was taken: 2019, Santiago (Chile)
Author and nationality: Juan José Hauva Gröne, chilean

Title: Amistad callejera
Year and place where it was taken: 2019, Plaza Victoria, Valparaíso (Chile)
Author and nationality: Cristopher Arnold Vrsalovic Rojas, chilean

Title: Bienhereuse
Year and place where it was taken: 2017, Anse-à-Pitre (Dominican Republic-Haiti Border)
Author and nationality: Colectivo Gama (Mariajose García y Tulio Marti), dominican

Title: Hogar, agridulce hogar
Year and place where it was taken: 2006, San Pedro de Macorís (Dominican Republic)
Author and nationality: Mario Arvelo, dominican

Title: No title
Year and place where it was taken: 2015, Oruro (Bolivia)
Author and nationality: Néstor Ariel Rivas, argentinian

“The image shown in the picture repeats itself in all the cities I have visited in South America: homeless people whose only support is people’s solidarity. It is painful to see people living in the streets, but, above all, to see elderly people who have very few resources to change their situation if the State does not protect them. This cholita knows quite well, perhaps intuitively, that ‘Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family (…) and the right to security in the event of (…) old age…’ as stated in Article 25. Unfortunately, States seem to have forgotten these rights”.

What is the purpose of this contest?

A total of 30 photographs will be selected to create an exhibition reflecting the different outlooks diverse members of the Latin American community have on the region’s level of compliance of Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The photographs will be shown at the same time in several countries throughout Latin America. The first openings will take place in 2019 in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

What kind of images will be accepted?

All kinds of images are welcome, whether with a positive or a negative message, provided they bring out the actual application of Article 25 in the region.

Who can participate?

The call is open to all. The photo can be taken with any kind of camera, in high resolution, so that it can be printed and displayed.

How can I send the photo?

Only 1 photo per participant will be accepted. It should be sent as an attachment by e-mail. JPG format should be used and it should weight less than 3 Mb.
A form with the data required below should be sent as a separate attachment in the same e-mail. No photo will be accepted if the requested information is missing. Both files (photo and form) should be sent in the same e-mail to: articulo25@fihrm-la.org

When can I send the photo?

Photos will be accepted during February and March 2019.

How will I know if my photo has been selected?

An e-mail from contacto@fihrm-la.org will be sent to the authors of the selected photographs.
Authors’ names will be published on www.fihrm-la.org, as from April 15, 2019.

How will the authors of the selected photos be awarded?

Each one of the authors of the 30 selected photos will receive U$100 (or the equivalent amount in their country’s currency) and a printed issue of all the photos that make up the exhibition.
Only photos taken by the participant and free of any copyright will be accepted. Joining the contest implies the participant gives FIHRM-LA the right to use the photo together with the author’s name.

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Article 25
(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
(2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.