Faces of Valle del Cauca department, from ex guerrilleros to writers, from social leaders to artist.
There are too much diversity in this colombian region, which population oscilates the 4,3 million people, not counting the persons which visit this part of Colombia from all over the world, either for its salsa music, places or food.
Janer Achito Mejía, a 20-year-old former member of the National Liberation Army (ELN), graduated as an operator of the transformation of aloe vera. He did this through a program sponsored by the Colombian Agency for Reintegration, ARN, offered to 27 former guerrilleros in Toro, a municipality of Valle del Cauca department. September 27, 2019.
Pablo Campos, 64, whose left eye has cataracts, is former guerrillero of the FARC’s mobile column Teófilo Forero, considered one of the most feared structures of that extinct armed group. Toro, Valle del Cauca department / April 22, 2018. Taliana Ocampo is a 6-year-old girl who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, SMA, an orphan disease which does not allow her to walk, stand or digest properly. Palmira,
A transgender woman participates in a march in the city of Cali to demand more guaranties in Valle del Cauca department, specially to avoid trans people murders. January 21, 2019.
Christmas celebration in February in Quinamayó town, Colombia. February 16, 2019. Jeison Aristizábal, CNN Hero 2016 and founder Disabled Association of Valle del Cauca, Asodisvalle, which bring opportunities to that kind of people in the department. November 8, 2019.
Hernán Lozano suffered more than 140 fractures after a crash of an elevator in the Justice Palace of Cali, where two people died in August 15, 2018. Due to the injuries that Lozano suffered around his right eye, he has to apply drops to soothe the pain. May 24, 2019.
Mary Grueso, one most important female writer of Pacific region in Colombia. August 22, 2019. Marino Córdoba, social leader of Chocó department and director of National Association of Displaced Afro-Colombians, Afrodes. Due to his work, Córdoba have been threatened several times. October 11, 2019.
Erneldy Cuero, social and afro leader of Valle del Cauca department.
Duanner Potes, a barber who specialize in hyperrealist hairdressing in the city of Cali. January 27, 2019. Duanner Potes, a barber who specialize in hyperrealist hairdressing in the city of Cali. January 27, 2019.
A boy takes part of a student protest in Cali. August 21, 2019.
Edgar Herrera and Yolanda Hernández, husbands known as The Kings of Bolero and Son, are important figures of salsa dance in Cali, consider the capital of that music genre in the world. December 17, 2018.
A woman attended the Turban Festival, a key garment in the Colombian Pacific culture. August 3,2019.