PROJECTS / FOSA COMÚN / ANYWHERE BUR HERE / I SEE MYSELF AS AN IMAGE / SOBRE LA PRE-PRODUCCIÓN / PACIFICACIÓN TELEVISADA / EL HORIZONTE ES RELACIONAL / UNIÓN Y VACÍO / DENTROFUERA / CIRCUITO CERRADO II / CIRCUITO CERRADO I / SANEAMIENTO / EL PESO DE LA VERDAD / El ERROR DE LO MECÁNICO
EL PESO DE LA VERDAD
El peso de la verdad (The weight of the truth)
Photobook 25x25 cms
This photo book’s intention is to portray the shame/fear homosexuals feel as well as the courage it takes to be openly homosexual in the context of a traditionalist social behaviour in Chile. The brutal torture and murder of Daniel Zamudio on March 3, 2012 was symbolic for the gay community of the fear they face.
This book of portraits contains not only photos that were taken in meaningful places for the photographed individuals, but also contains choices that they have made at the moment of the photographic act. They decided to appear or not in the photo, they decided to participate in a way that they can feel secure about coming out of the closet, just staying in front of the camera, turning their back or getting out of the frame entirely.
This weight of the truth that is represented in the photographic act, portrays photography as weapon of registration, categorization and it can reveal the historical meaning of photography for the contemporary society.
Francisco Belarmino, todos los derechos reservados 2018