Nominated by Jerry Vezzuso
Featuring: Antonio Pulgarin
Colombia’s civil war began in the 1960s. In early 2015, Peace talks between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) took place. These peace talks ended in a standstill shortly after the abduction of General Rubén Darío Alzate Mora. The impact of war and political turmoil has affected multiple generations of Colombian men and women. I photograph students, civilians, religious leaders, and radical protesters to understand their perspectives and approach to ending the conflict. These photographs celebrate a resilient Colombia and it’s people. They address a contemporary Colombian narrative.
Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Antonio Pulgarin is a documentary fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Pulgarin received his BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts. Through his photographs, Pulgarin, examines the narratives of his subjects; subjects from communities often overlooked by mainstream media. In the end, his photographs are a celebration of his subjects and culture. Pulgarin and has been shown in the Brooklyn Museum, Daniel Cooney Fine Art Gallery, La Maison d’ Art Gallery, The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Powerhouse Arena and later this year at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. His work has received honors from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Latin American Fotografia (2,3, & 4),American Photography (30), and PDN Photo Annual 2014. Pulgarin was nominated for PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to watch (2013 & 2014).