An Echo in Amber: Grief and the Disappeared

> This text was written for the opening of the exhibition ‘Relicarios’ by the Colombia artist Erika Diettes, which opened at the Museo de Antioquia, Medellín, in November 2016. It is dedicated to the families of the tortured, murdered and disappeared of the multilateral armed conflict in Colombia. > > An Echo in Amber GRIEF … Continue reading

PhotoWorld 2014

~ Latin America–China Extending the Conversation ~ Following the highly successful series of interviews with Australian photomedia artists published in ‘PhotoWorld’  in 2013, the Chinese magazine has commissioned Alasdair Foster to write a further 12 articles based on conversations with photographers in Latin America. 2014 opened with the Peruvian artist Cecilia Paredes  whose work features on the … Continue reading

Erika Diettes

~ “The history of a country     cannot be written in silence                  and its memory     must not be built in the dark” Erika Diettes ~ GRIEF IS A VAST ACHING SECRET. Like an ocean in thrall to the moon, it moves inside the individual … Continue reading

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