Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo

Colombia
BIOGRAPHY

Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo (1979) is an architect at the National University of Colombia with a MA (merit) in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths College, University of London after receiving a Colfuturo Scholarship. Santiago has photographed in South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and United States. His projects have been exhibited in over 70 individual and collective exhibitions, and he has earned various acknowledgments and distinctions. He has photographed for Villegas Editores, Revista Semana, UNHCR (United Nations Agency for Refugees), MFO (Multinational Force and Observers), ICIPE (African Insect Science for Food and Health-Kenya), CUCR-Goldsmiths, Revista Exclama, among others. He runs workshops at the school of photography and cinema Zona Cinco in Bogota-Colombia, La Havana-Cuba, New York-USA; in Cambodia for Don Bosco Vocational Center; in Bogotá for Fujifilm Colombia, and recently, he led two photo-workshops for National Geographic Student Expeditions in London-UK. He has published the books 'Solidarity In Colombia', 'A Police Force For All Colombians', 'Bogota Apartments' for Villegas Editores and 'London, Gap My Mind' and 'Fiestas de San Pacho' with Ágora Producción Cultural. He is the author of the project 'COLOMBIA, tierra de luz (Land of Light)' - www.colombialandoflight.org which has been exhibited at the DRCLAS@Harvard. He is co-founder of the 'Colectivo de Fotografía +1', member of the photography platform 'La Hydra' and also of the 'Association of Urban Photographers'.

COMMENT

What I like the most about the Fujifilm's X cameras is the high quality of the image (detail, colour and texture), the versatility of the functions and lightness of the equipment. As an urban photographer, the size and retro appearance of my X-E2, help me to be invisible while walking the street.

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