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Joaquín Cortés: “Lo que fotografías es una radiografía de ti mismo”

Premio Nacional de Fotografía (2008-2010), cuenta con una trayectoria de medio siglo dedicado a la imagen, 5 libros publicados, varias películas rodadas y, sobre todo, dueño de una poderosa expresión estética y de una profunda sencillez. Se trata del maestro Joaquín Cortés. Continúa leyendo Joaquín Cortés: “Lo que fotografías es una radiografía de ti mismo”

Political Pandemic

That work remained guarded, hidden from the public eye. Now, ten years later, I rescue him and reinterpret him with a political vision. The situation that Brazil is going through under the government of Jair Bolsonaro causes a greater strangeness than the way in which I captured the spaces of its capital, produces a greater deformation. But it is almost a universal deformation, if we situate ourselves in the realities that other societies are currently going through and especially those where I have lived, which are the ones that I can talk about: the Venezuelan, the Mexican and the Brazilian. It is a political pandemic that makes them sick, deteriorates, deforms them. In this work, through the use of the digital negative process and the collage technique, I show what this evil means to me. Continúa leyendo Political Pandemic

I don’t want to be strong anymore. Portrait of my mind of involuntary migrant

Since January 16, 2019 I´m in Mexico City. I try to get a space in this city to live, to settle in and then bring my family that has stayed in Caracas, enduring a difficult and degrading situation. There is a lot of pressure for everyone. Anguish, fear, anger and depression are constant feelings in our recent life. Mexico City is huge, complicated, attractive, overwhelming, contradictory. It is a space that provides diversity and opportunities for those who know how to understand it and prepare to fight the day-to-day precariousness that every big city offers to those with limited resources. You have to get ready to survive in an ecosystem like this, to do anything that generates some money, but I can’t, I can’t move out of things that are done with property, outside of my professional field. And besides, I’m not young anymore and I’m exhausted. Continúa leyendo I don’t want to be strong anymore. Portrait of my mind of involuntary migrant

El Tirano

El Tirano busca su casa da la vuelta en la esquina pero no la encuentra no la ve necesita anteojos oscuros El Tirano deambula en la calle solitario luego del efecto de sus medidas la ciudad ha quedado baldía largas avenidas desoladas Las personas agotadas por el delirio elocuente del Tirano por la pesadez de su mirada torva por el lento avance de sus pasos grotescos llenos de envidia han abandonado la ciudad su búsqueda queda distante procuran lugares donde la voz del Tirano no alcance a pronunciar edictos o eructos de rabia El Tirano lo sabe siempre lo vio venir pero no le dio importancia El poder no se digiere con hojas de menta ni con platos finos ni con sonrisas de gente agradecida El poder siempre se atraganta y hay que pasarlo con gruesos tragos de whisky y densas inyecciones de sangre Sangre fresca o coagulada, tampoco importa lo que interesa es que brille y refleje la avidez en las pupilas del Tirano que se levanta por las noches y consume noticias como si fueran golosinas o saquitos de papas… Continúa leyendo El Tirano