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The Past is Present

Memories of Peru’s
Internal Armed Conflict

Through his photographs, Jonathan Moller asks himself questions about the thousands of people in Peru whose lives were cut short by the State, the terrorists of Sendero Luminoso, the Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement and people who put an end to the lives of their fellow countrymen for the sake of defending some supreme ideal.

Over 15,000 people disappeared and more than 60,000 Peruvians were mercilessly killed, individuals who Moller will not allow us to forget, who we get to see once again through his images, in search of answers. Where have they gone? Can so many thousands of people be hidden? What does my son do when he feels cold? Where does he find shelter? What does he eat when he gets hungry?

Jonathan Moller

Jonathan Moller (1963, Cambridge) es fotógrafo documentalista y activista de derechos humanos. Sus fotografías de Perú y Guatemala han servido principalmente para dar a conocer las historias recientes de estos dos países, tanto a través de sus propias exhibiciones como por el uso que de sus fotos han hecho ONGs locales e internacionales. Sobre Guatemala, ha publicado Nuestra cultura es nuestra resistencia (Turner, 2004) y Rescatando nuestra memoria (F&G Editores, 2009). Moller divide su tiempo entre Estados Unidos y América Latina.

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