Chile has awakened
Repression and social resistance – then and now
08. Juli – 27. August 2021
Opening: Donnerstag, 08. Juli 2021
(c)Sofia Yanjari. Fotokollektiv AFI Woman, protests in Santiago, Chile, 28.11.2019
(c)José Giribás, protests during International Women’s Day in Santiago, Chile am 08.03.1990
Young photographers are keeping alive the tradition of the Asociación de Fotógrafos Independientes (AFI), that emerged during the military dictatorship – by documenting abuses by 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 documentation of young Chilean 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 homeland, where he worked alongside his AFI colleagues.