Under Dark Roots/Colonia Dignidad
For the past two years I have worked closely with the relatives of the disappeared linked to a German enclave, Colonia Dignidad, during the Pinochet regime in Chile. The challenge was to document the invisible, the aftermath of crimes within a given landscape. The aim of the work is to create an awareness of the crimes against humanity committed, but also to remind us that the crimes committed during the dictatorship should never be forgotten nor repeated. The work has been offered an exhibition at the Museo de Memoria y de Derechos Humanos in Santiago from April - July 2020, and the first dummy draft received the Photographer’s Gallery award at Fotofusion in 2019.
Jesper Houborg • Jo Kimmins • Amber Merry • Marella Oppenheim • Flo Prevot •