The Macondo photographic project proposes a strategy of education and peace building based on a knowledge of the memory of what happened and proactively intervene in the reconciliation of Colombian society. A project that is born of a visual corpus gathered for about 15 years by the photographer Alvaro Ybarra Zavala in different regions of the country and that has become one of the main photographic archives on the recent history of the conflict in Colombia.
In a context of open conflict like the Colombian one, the memory can not be but essentially controversial: the memory is and will continue being a field of tensions within the society and between the society and the institutions. When memory becomes a hegemonic account, it becomes a neighbor of totalitarianism. But when it is recognized in its diversity, memory is one of the practices with the greatest democratizing vocation.
The portfolio of the AYZ collection are limited series of 100 copies stamped with the seal of the AYZ Collection and the copyright seal. Each Portfolio is composed of 25 copies printed on original barite fiber paper of type F to size 11 "x 16" signed on the back. Inside the box there is a personal statement from the photographer about the project they edited and a template with the legends of the photographs that are part of the portfolio.