Armero, thirty years later…

© Viviana Peretti
In Colombia some cemeteries are an ode to the amnesia, indolence and political ineptitude of the country. An example is the cemetery of Armero, the town in the Tolima region that on November 13 of 1985 was submerged by a river of lava and mud when the Nevado de Ruiz volcano erupted. There were 25,000 victims and paradoxically the only thing that survived was the hilltop cemetery. Today the cemetery is abandoned, most of its tombs were looted a long time ago and not a single tombstone is left intact; human remains are scattered everywhere. In his visit in 1986, Pope John Paul II declared the town Holy Ground and today only cows graze on this vast ‘holy’ expanse where Armero once stood. View the rest of this entry »

November 13th, 2015

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Honorable Mention – Moscow International Foto Awards

© Viviana PerettiMy series Body Memories awarded with an Honorable Mention at the Moscow International Foto Awards 2015. See more at: and

October 31st, 2015

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Election Day in Bogota

© Viviana Peretti Election of the new Mayor of Bogota on October 25th 2015. View the rest of this entry »

October 26th, 2015

Miss Gay Internacional – Fotomeraki

© Viviana PerettiMy series Miss Gay Internacional published in Fotomeraki in Colombia. See more at: and

October 4th, 2015

Infierno Paradisíaco – Cartel Urbano

Cartel UrbanoMy series Infierno Paradisíaco published by Cartel Urbano in Colombia. See more at:

September 7th, 2015

Blue – Uniminuto Radio

© Viviana PerettiMy series Blue put into music by the amazing Carolina Mejía at Uniminuto Radio in Bogotá. Listen to the program here: 

September 3rd, 2015

Todos somos Camilo!!

© Viviana PerettiCamilo is a collective creation of the Colombian Corporation of Theatre directed by playwriter Patricia Ariza. A tribute to the guerrilla priest Camilo Torres who lost his life 49 years ago fighting against poverty and social inequality. Through dance, music and the representation of multiple characters touting revolutionary faith, the actors represent one of the many iconic and polyphonic characters who have lost their life during the last 50 years of armed conflict in Colombia.
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August 9th, 2015

Bogotá en la Tierra – Museo de Arte y Cultura Colsubsidio

© Viviana PerettiMy series Dancing Like a Woman exhibited at the Museo de Arte y Cultura Colsubsidio in Bogotá as part of the exhibition Bogotá en la Tierra. See more at:

July 21st, 2015

Antígonas, Tribunal de Mujeres – EL MUNDO

© Viviana PerettiMy series Antígonas, Tribunal de Mujeres about crimes of State in Colombia published in El Mundo in Spain. See more at:

June 20th, 2015


© Viviana PerettiBlue is the color of longing for the distances you never arrive in, for the blue world… The color of that distance is the color of an emotion, the color of solitude and of desire, the color of there seen from here, the color of where you are not. And the color of where you can never go’, author Rebecca Solnit writes in her book The Blue of Distance. These photos reflect the color of there seen from my apartment while I was an Artist-in-Residence at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France.
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June 1st, 2015

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