Salvadoran photographer Juan Carlos, board member of the Centro de la Fotograf√≠a in El Salvador, presents ESFOTOPERIODISMO 2012, a photojournalism festival.
ESFOTOperiodismo is an event that has been evolving for the past 7 years.
The Festival shows a common story of the complex political, social and economic situation of Central America, exposing our current reality: a sui generis reality.
Photojournalists, following a weariness to portray a violent region, which exceeded their desire to photograph, have searched the ends of the isthmus in order to find different stories, evidently with new subjects, little known characters for the rest of society, but in the end, they are the heartstrings of the structural problem of our country.
The seventh edition of the ESFOTOPERIODISMO was titled Suigeneris because it presents us with a collapsed prison system, which is a time bomb ticking like heartbeats, the violence against women, a phenomenon that is veiled, a region vulnerable the jolts of the climate changes, overpopulated territories that will not support development.
Although there is a conversation about a region that is modernized every day, seeking to resemble the large metropolis, reality hit us again in the face when we participate in a sports event, a festival or any other competition, revealing our flaws. Showing us how far we are from reaching that reality.
These everyday small stories, life examples, presented here tell us how little we have progressed. The ESFOTOPERIODISMO 2012 festival, continues to surprise us.
The festival is part of the efforts of El Centro de la Fotograf√≠a and Fundaci√≥n Latitudes.
See more photos of the festival on the ESFOTOPERIODISMO website.