Bringing new meaning to still life - a 30 year project by photographer Henry Agudelo called "Indelible Marks". In Colombia there are more than 130,000 people who are listed as ‘disappeared’. Because of the war and violence many bodies that are not identified go to medical universities to be studied pending a family member recognising and claiming them. Hundreds of bodies of disappeared people are waiting to be recognised or identified, which is why a mark on some part of their body, whether a tattoo, a mark on one of their bones , a prosthesis, or some belonging (chain, rings, glasses, watches, shoes, etc.) is important.
Meanwhile, thousands of medical students gain their professional knowledge from these little things, fragments of skin, bones, fingerprints, dental records.
I had the honour of meeting Henry today at the @London special event with the Sony World Photography Awards @somersethouselondon - where through his interpreter son he was able to show his decades of photographic efforts.
What really struck me about his work is how on first sight his images aren't what you think. This piece for instance could be mistaken for a fish..... but all is not as it seems.
Henry won the still life category for his works. Photographic dedication at its best.
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