VIST: Visual is Telling

VIST es una Fundación sin ánimo de lucro constituida en América Latina para la creación de un laboratorio de contenidos multiplataforma dedicado a la investigación, el diseño y el desarrollo de narrativas visuales contemporáneas en torno a temáticas sociales y culturales. Un espacio de encuentro interdisciplinario para abordar la comunicación y reflexión de problemáticas contemporáneas a través de nuevas narrativas y herramientas visuales, que provoquen y promuevan una nueva forma de entender y pensar el mundo en el que vivimos.

Nos proponemos aportar a la construcción de una sociedad involucrada, con opiniones informadas y ánimo de participación colaborativa, para generar nuevos espacios de conocimiento y reflexión. Hacemos investigación, creación de contenidos, gestión e implementación de nuevas estrategias de comunicación para potenciar nuevos canales para los colectivos que alzan la voz.

Buscamos nuevas perspectivas para ofrecer una visión más completa de realidades sociales. Fomentamos la creación de proyectos fotográficos, videos, sonoros, escritos, animación, interactivos e ilustración sobre las temáticas que trabajamos. Creamos colaboraciones con Centros de conocimiento, universidades, ONG, instituciones gubernamentales para la investigación y creación de contenido. Difundimos contenidos propios y de otros creadores a través de sitios web, redes sociales y otras plataformas digitales, instalaciones en espacios públicos y proyectos expositivos.

Generamos espacios de encuentro para provocar la reflexión y el debate constructivo. Nos proponemos facilitar que las comunidades generen su propia narrativa y contenidos. Fomentamos la creación de espacios de encuentro que consoliden redes promovemos el intercambio que contribuye a la creación de diálogos.

Board
Cristina de Middel
ES
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Germán Rey
CO
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Gisela Volá
ARG
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Maya Goded
MX
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Musuk Nolte
PE
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Team
Claudi Carreras
ES / Dirección
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Jorge Panchoaga
CO / Director Contenidos
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Sebastián Hacher
ARG / Dirección de Comunicación
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Vanina De Monte
ES / Diseño
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Marcela Vallejo
CO / Coordinación Pedagógica y Comunicación
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Paula Betancur
CO / Administración
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Collaborators
Gonzalo Golpe
ES
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Nicolás Janowski
ARG
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Cristina de Middel

España

Cristina's work investigates the always ambiguous relationship between photography and truth. Combining documentary and conceptual approaches, Cristina plays with the reconstruction of archetypes and stereotypes that help to blur the separation between reality and fiction to open the debate about the official versions and the biased description that photography offers of the world.

After 10 years working as a press photographer, Cristina (born in Spain and now based in Brazil), turned away from the documentary gaze and launched The Afronauts, a series that narrated the exploits of the Zambian space program in 1964 through posts on scene and archival backgrounds. The success of this series consolidated her language and led her to publish more than thirteen works and obtain recognitions such as the Infinity Award granted by the International Center of photography in NYC in 2012 or the National Photography Award in 2017.

Germán Rey

Colombia

University professor and famous rapporteur for conferences and seminars. He has published, among other books: Oficio de equilibrista. 21 casos periodísticos, Los ejercicios del ver. Hegemonía audiovisual y ficción televisiva, along with Jesús Martín Barbero, Balsas y medusas, on politics in the media, and Desde las dos orillas, on the right to information. He has been an advisor to the Ministry of Culture of Colombia in investigations related to the areas of communication, culture, cultural management and cultural industries. For this same institution, he coordinated and edited the Manual de Políticas Culturales (2009). He participated as a speaker at the First International Meeting of Experts on Cultural Cooperation in Madrid (UNESCO, 2007). In 2006 he was the Academic Director of the Cultural Industries Seminar held in Buenos Aires. He was director of the Attic Center of the Universidad Javeriana, in Bogotá, the first center of technological information and communication resources in Latin America for the development of education.

Gisela Volá

Argentina

Photographer, teacher, and co-founder of Sub Cooperativa de Fotógrafos, a photography cooperative founded in 2004 in Buenos Aires that works on creating a collective identity and conducts visual research that is published in the media, exhibitions and photobooks. Her photographic essays address contemporary social issues in relation to identity, memory and territory from a gender perspective. She is a member of Foto Féminas, Women Photograph and is a 6x6 Global Talent Program Nominator for the World Press Photo.

Maya Goded

México

Through her photography, films, and video-installations, Maya Goded addresses the topics of female sexuality, gender violence, female healers and defenders of their territories whose refusal to submit represents a threat to the establishment by the concepts of power and control. Her constant questioning of preconceived ideas, her efforts to reveal little-known realities, her talent to celebrate otherness and a humanism that transcends social barriers have all translated into international awards and acknowledgements.

The prize Prince Claus Fund (Ámsterdam), el J. Simon Guggenheim, el Premio Eugene Smith (both in New York), el Mother Jones Fund (San Francisco), la Medalla al Mérito Fotográfico (México), amongst others.

Plaza de la Soledad–her full-length documentary– had received many awards, such as: the Special jury prize in the Festival del Nuevo Cine Iberoamericano (Havana, Cuba), Best Direction in the Festival Cinema Tropical (New Yorkew ), Best Documentary in the Guanajuato International Film Festival (Mexico); the OCELOT Award for Outstanding Documentary (Tucson, USA), amongst others.

Musuk Nolte

Perú

Born in Mexico and nationalized Peruvian, Musuk works beteween the documentary photography, the art, and the edition. He studied at the Centro de la Imagen in Lima, has been awarded with a FONCA fellowship, Mexico. He was selected for the World Press Photo Master Class in Latam (2015) and received the Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund grant (2017). Currently is a National Geographic Explorer (2019), Pulitzer Center grantee (2020). Since 2014 he has been the director / editor of KWY Ediciones, an independent publishing platform geared towards editing and co-creating projects by Latin American authors.

Claudi Carreras

Dirección
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Independent curator, editor and cultural mobilizer, Claudi has held multiple solo and group exhibitions that have toured around the world, in more than 50 cities on four continents.

He was the director of the First Encounter of Ibero-American Photographic Collectives held in São Paulo in 2008 and directed the E.CO project of the Spanish Ministry of Culture in 2010, an exhibition and reflection project that generated the first Encounter of Photographic Collectives in Europe and Latin America. He has also been an advisor to the Latin American Photography Forum in São Paulo since it was founded and was general curator of the Paraty em foco Festival in Rio de Janeiro from 2011 to 2015, and curator for Latin America at the PhotoQuai biennial in 2013 and 2015 (Museum Quai Branly, Paris). He was also curator of the Laberinto de miradas project (2008-2011), a journey through documentary photography in Ibero-America, a traveling exhibition that toured at 19 countries.

As a jury, he has participated in World Press Photo, POY Latam, Premio Gabo de la Fundación para el Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano en Colombia, Premio Nacional de Fotografía de España, Sony World Photography Awards and various biennials and competitions. He is a founding partner of Editora Madalena, in Brazil and collaborates with international publishers such as RM or Gustavo Gili where he has participated in various editorial projects.

In 2015 and 2016, he coordinated the activities related to the Visual Creation of the Secretaría de Cultura of Quito for the UN Habitat III project. He is currently director of the VIST platform for the production, exhibition and dissemination of contemporary visual narratives in different formats and director of the African-American and Drugs, Politics and Violence project.

Jorge Panchoaga

Director contenidos
Colombia

Colombian anthropologist and photographer, Jorge investigates the relationship of the human beings with their environment. His work explores the intimate human experience that arises from the interaction we have with nature, inhabiting and signifying it. His photographs have been published in media such as The New York Times, National Geographic, El País de España, L'oeil De la Photographie de Francia, among others.

He has been editor of the book La Fotografía está en la Calle (2014); co-author of Fiestas de San Pacho (2014), author of the book Savage (2018). Today he is a National Geographic Society Fellow Explorer (2020), Fujifilm Global Representative Photographer and Director of the Dulce y Salada multi-platform project (2018).

Marcela Vallejo

Coordinación pedagógica y comunicación
Colombia

Colombian anthropologist. Her work is focused on urban and ethnographic studies, whose main interest is focused on local empowerment processes through the appropriation and resignification of space in cultural practices and expressions. Her experience is traced through ethnographic research projects with indigenous, Afro-descendant, urban communities and with LBGTI populations in ruralized contexts. She has been part of collectives and interdisciplinary teams that, from collaborative research, seek to create spaces for conversation and debate with alternative forms of communication, participation and education, by creating new spaces for dialogue and collective learning.

Paula Betancur

Administración
Colombia

Photographer and photography teacher at EIA University, Paula does both commercial and personal projects. She studied Photography, is a Textile Engineer and Specialist in business management and works in the management of academic and cultural projects. Together with four other women, she created the Casa PAZaTIEMPO, foundation focused on recreation, training and entrepreneurship in vulnerable communities.

Her work El Abuelo was exhibited in theBiblioteca Pública Piloto for an event for new Antioquian photographers organized together with the Museo de Arte Moderno of Medellín and the Museo de Antioquia and in the exhibition Sony World Photography Awards in the Latin American professional category.

Gonzalo Golpe

España

Graduated in Hispanic Philology, specialized in Latin American Literature and graduated in Edition and Publication of Texts from the University of Deusto. He is an art editor and graphic production specialist. He is a teacher in different schools (EFTI, IED, Lens).

From 2010 to 2103 he directed Siete de un Golpe, a photobook self-publishing workshop and editorial and graphic exhibition production. He is part of La Troupe, a group of professionals in the graphic sector dedicated to author work. www.la-troupe.com

He collaborates as editor in The Portable Photo, a collection of author applications by contemporary Spanish photographers promoted by the Espada y Santa Cruz studio.

Nicolás Janowski

Argentina

Visual artist with a photographic base, anthropologist and curator born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Most of his projects explore the link with the territory, the sense of belonging and identities from an explicit subjectivity. The idea of historical context is central when dealing with his stories.

His previous projects have been developed from a transmedial perspective, using different narrative supports that complement and articulate his stories. His most recent projects, in teaching and in his own artistic practice, are based on collaborative and experimental premises. His most recent work is mainly sculptural, painting and soundscapes.