Juan Manuel Echavarria was first a writer before turning to photography in the 1990s in reaction to the guerilla movements in Columbia. Bocas de Ceniza (Mouth of Ashes) is the name of the mouth of the Magdalena river where the bodies of victims of the violent conflicts in Columbia are recovered. Requiem (2006-2011) bears witness to certain compassionate Colombians who provide burials for these nameless bodies, honoring them and in some way giving them back the identity which was taken from them.
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