Chile has awakened
Repression and Social Resistance – Then and Now
July 9th – August 28th 2021
(c) Sofia Yanjari, Fotokollektiv AFI Women, protests in Santiago de Chile 28.01.2019
Young photographers are keeping alive the tradition of the Asociación de Fotógrafos Independientes (AFI) – the Association of Independent Photographers during the military dictatorship – by documenting the abuses of the government, police and military in Chile today.
Since the outbreak of protests against social injustice in October 2019, there have been numerous human rights violations and thanks to the courageous photo documentations of young photographers, this will not be forgotten.
The initiator of the exhibition, photojournalist José Giribás M., confronts these highly topical and intense images with his own photographs taken during the last years of Pinochet’s military dictatorship, from 1986 to 1990, when his journalistic work, many years after his escape into exile, brought him back to his home country to work with his AFI colleagues.
Sposor: Hanne Helzer, Holger Fehsenfeld,Dr. Amira Makki