214mm X 154mm
On April 16th, 2016 an earthquake registering 7.8 on the Richter scale struck the coast of Ecuador. One of the worst quakes in the country’s history, it laid bare a situation of antiquated institutions, dysfunctional processes, and unapplied norms. But it also revealed a society of courageous and resourceful people who rose up in solidarity to rebuild their lives and their environment.
The narrative of this photobook by Misha Vallejo and Isadora Romero proceeds slowly. The pace is one of memory and remembrance, of pondering absences, of perceiving how that sudden seismic upheaval transformed everything forever.
About the Artists
Misha Vallejo was born in 1985 in Riobamba, Ecuador.He is a photographer whose work lies between documentary and art photography. In 2014 he completed his MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London and in 2010 he finished the St. Petersburg Faculty of Photojournalism in Russia. He works as a freelance photographer since 2010 and is a member of the photography collective Runa Photos since 2012.
Isadora Romero is a Ecuadorian-Colombian photographer and videographer. BA in photography from the University of Palermo, Buenos Aires in 2014, Technician in film and video production at the Institute of Visual Arts in Quito in 2011 holds a diploma in contemporary photography studies by Node Center, Berlin 2011. Lecturer and researcher of the image. Her work focuses on forms of human self-representation, oral memory and the role that women play in the narration of unofficial history. She is an artistic documentary photographer interested in the frontiers of the image between art and communication. She has exhibited both individually and collectively in Ecuador, Argentina, USA and in online galleries. She is the winner of the Ecuadorian Photojournalism for Peace Prize, finalist of the Magnum Foundation’s Inge Morath Award and artist selected in the Brazil Emerging Contemporary Art price in 2017, Finalist of Lange Taylor Price of the Duke University
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