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©Renata Bolivar from the series, Vestiges: Highway nights

October’s featured photographer is Renata Bolívar

Colombian photographer and artist. Renata earned her studies in documentary photography at Efti School in Madrid. She continued her education in photographic production and editing at ICP School in New York.

In her professional career, she has worked in different fields of photography such as; photojournalism, architecture, portraits, among others. Yet, she has mainly dedicated her personal work to documenting what has not yet been told, she says.

Currently based in Bogotá, she shows us through her last photographic work Vestiges: Highway Nights a way of seeing in the darkness of the evening. Renata goes through situations that were previously considered as high risk in a country like Colombia. Now she looks to show us that hidden Colombia that you have never seen before.

The series has been exhibited at Feria del Millón (Colombia) and most recently displayed at Photoville FENCE where it will travel through eleven different cities in the United States.

Vestiges: Highway Nights

In vestiges, time and the beauty of the night are intertwined closely together.

Each photo reveals a different structure lit through colourful flashes on desolate Colombian roads, creating an urban landscape in the darkness of the night. A concern to discover who inhabits these lonely territories is a question in the photographer’s mind. Beyond documenting these somewhat sculptural locations these photographs depict moments of roads that appear and disappear in vestige of the night.

©Renata Bolivar from the series, Vestiges: Highway nights
©Renata Bolivar from the series, Vestiges: Highway nights
©Renata Bolivar from the series, Vestiges: Highway nights
©Renata Bolivar from the series, Vestiges: Highway nights

To see more of Renata’s work, here


La fotógrafa del mes de octubre es Renata Bolívar

Fotógrafa y artista colombiana, con estudios en fotografía documental en la Escuela Efti de Madrid. Continúa sus estudios fotográficos en producción y edición fotográfica en la escuela ICP de Nueva York.

En su carrera profesional ha recorrido varios de los mundos de la fotografía tales como; foto-periodismo, arquitectura, retratos, entre otros. Sin embargo, se ha dedicado principalmente en su carrera personal a documentar lo que aun no se ha contado, nos comparte Renata.

Actualmente radicada en Bogotá, nos muestra mediante su última obra fotográfica VESTIGIOS una manera de ver en la oscuridad de las noches, pasando por situaciones que antes eran consideradas de un alto riesgo en un país como Colombia, ahora nos muestra esa Colombia escondida y nunca vista.

V E S T I G I O S
De noches de carreteras

En vestigios, se entrelaza lo intangible del tiempo y su huella a través de las noches.

Cada espacio se va dibujando al pasar por medio de coloridos destellos en desoladas carreteras colombianas, mientras forma un paisaje en la oscuridad de la noche. Una inquietud por descubrir quien habita estos territorios solitarios. Una serie de fotografías de momentos de carreteras que aparecen y desaparecen dibujando y desdibujando ese vestigio de la noche.

Para saber más de los proyectos de Renata, aquí.