In the background of this photograph
"Animas Anónimas" lies memory, a portrait
of 1880 of indigenous children with a past of exclusion.
In the first plane, present times, my picture of an
Indian child who glances upward, with hope and dreams.
These photographs reveal my two passions:
my research of early Ecuadorian historical portraits
of indigenous people and the powerful presence of these
same communities, which have shaped my life and my country,
For a long time I have travelled around
the Ecuadorian territory searching for old and forgotten
pictures, creating an archive of pictures that dates
from 1850 to our days; Historical photographs have entered
My other passion, at the same time,
is to travel throughout the Andean countries and take
my own pictures. Behind my photographs and travels,
is the search of a place for myself and a world where
I could feel part of.
One day, while developing pictures in
the dark room, "Animas Anónimas", the
present picture came out, it came from behind –
by means of this double exposure – memory and
my passion on photography was revealed. It is just a
picture or the search for a life and country more equal,
where we could all live.