Haitian Vodou – Protagon

© Viviana PerettiMy series Haitian Vodou published by the Greek magazine Protagon. See more at: http://www.protagon.gr/?i=protagon.el.fwtografia&id=3268

February 1st, 2015

Animal blessing in Italy

© Viviana Peretti 2015
Saint Anthony is the patron saint of the animal kingdom and animal blessings takes place in Italy on the Sunday closest to his feast day of January 17th, the date of Saint Anthony’s physical death but celebrated as his birth date in Heaven. This series was shot in Frascati, my hometown, on Sunday 18th 2015.  View the rest of this entry »

January 18th, 2015

National Portrait Gallery – London

© Viviana PerettiNataly Angel Miranda from the series Dancing Like a Woman exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London during the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014. To see the entire series, visit: http://www.vivianaperetti.com/#/colombia/dancing-like-a-woman/like_woman_01

January 10th, 2015

Posted in people,publications

Hagamos Memoria

© Viviana Peretti 2014The Colombian peace talks seen through the graffiti at the Universidad Nacional, the main public University in the country.

The formal talks between the Colombian government and left-wing rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) aim to end the country’s civil conflict. According to BBC, “it is the first attempt to strike a deal in a decade, and – despite several agreements already reached on a six-point peace agenda – huge obstacles remain. Still, for some it is the best chance for a negotiated settlement since the FARC launched its armed struggle in 1964″. View the rest of this entry »

December 19th, 2014

Best Photos of 2014

© Viviana PerettiMy photo from the series Colombia’s Next Drag Superstar selected between the 25 best photos that ran on Curious Animal in 2014. See more at: http://www.curiousanimal.com/best-photos-2014/

December 9th, 2014

Pride Photo Award 2014

© Viviana PerettiOn the streets of Amsterdam, one of the photos from my series Colombia’s Next Drag Superstar, Special Mention at the Pride Photo Award 2014. See more at: http://www.pridephotoaward.org/archives/5162

December 9th, 2014

Vivir Sin Miedo

© Viviana Peretti 2014Thirty women among actresses, dancers, singers, and female victims of violence say no to violence against women with a performance called Vivir Sin Miedo (Living without fear). This artistic creation – directed by Colombian poet, playwright and actor Patricia Ariza – is intended as a response to femicide and a critic to the macho culture that is still dominant in Colombian society and whose figures of aggression against women are alarming. Only last year, 600 women were murdered by their peers in the country. ”I’m convinced that peace is built from the symbolic, from the collective imagination and the culture of violence that is still evident in our society can be removed through the influence of art. This performance is a hymn to life in response to femicide, one of the most degrading forms of sexist and patriarchal tradition” says Ariza.  View the rest of this entry »

December 6th, 2014

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Taylor Wessing_800My photograph from the series ‘Dancing Like a Woman’ at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
“The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 is a unique opportunity to see sixty new portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world. This year the competition attracted over 4,000 submissions”, wrote the organisers. See the entire series here: http://www.vivianaperetti.com/#/colombia/dancing-like-a-woman/like_woman_01

December 2nd, 2014

Antígonas, Tribunal de Mujeres

© Viviana Peretti 2014Antígonas, Tribunal de Mujeres (Antígonas, Court of Women) is a colective creation of Tramaluna Teatro with dramaturgy, directing and staging of Carlos Satizábal. In the play, six women victims of violence in Colombia do catharsis on stage while denouncing crimes against humanity. Luz Marina Bernal Parra, María Ubilerma Sanabria López and Lucero Carmona are the mothers of three young boys killed by the Army in what is known as the infamous scandal of ‘false positives’. Orceni Montañez Muñoz and Fanny Palacios Romero are victims and survivors of political genocide against the leftist Patriotic Union. Mayra López Severiche is a student leader wrongly accused of conspiracy and incarcerated during one year. In Antígonas, Tribunal de Mujeres the actress are the victims, helped on stage by the young professional actresses Ángela Triana Gallego, Lina Támara, Karen Roa and drummer Andrea Jaramillo. For those who speak Spanish, read more at: http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/cultura/madres-de-soacha-ahora-son-antigonas-articulo-485110 View the rest of this entry »

December 1st, 2014

Haitian Vodou – Occhio

December 1st, 2014