|Awá mourners carry their dead.|
These photos, winners of Colombia's Second Photographic Marathon, are on display in the patio of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Cultural Center in La Candelaria. The photos' theme seems to be tragedy and decadence: the aftermath of a massacre of indigenous Awá people in 2009, sagging and crumbling old movie theatres in Riohacha, and a mostly-abandoned pier in Puerto Colombia.
|Sagging and abandoned theatres in Riohacha. Many were built in the 1930s by Arab immigrants who had arrived a decade earlier. Photos by Lina Paola Fuentemayor Mejia.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours