Through Their Eyes
Through their Eyes - contrasts with the omnipresence portrait of Hugo Chavez's eyes and images of Maduro that seem to constantly observe Venezuelans, keeping their presence in Venezuelan daily life and not just in a symbolic way, but their ever-present images portray a lie, a lie of adoration. This project wants to give an image of the country through the eyes of the youngsters that have chosen to stay and are actively trying to rebuild a society in their own image, my story pairs their portraits with images of nature and places to which they are so intertwined.
This is a photographic exploration of the young Venezuelan people, places and landscapes I encountered in Venezuela, giving a sense of a temporal place to offer a view of the current moment. Like a web of thoughts, feelings and of resistance, all the signs of temporality come to bear in images that are charged with contradictions, tensions and contrast; representing what Venezuela is nowadays and how the lives of these youngsters moves between contrasts and contradictions that they have tried to reconcile, to make a life for themselves but also for the country.
Alternating between reality and representation, the photographs respond to their feeling, views, stories and perspectives but also mine. Nature, like architecture and its fragile and vulnerable relationship with the human being is a focus of my artistic research. Elucidating how the physical is a manifestation of a deeper wound, feelings and contradictions.
Pessimism pollutes the atmosphere and the air stagnates with frustration but not in this project because it is told by its protagonists; the young people who, like the Phoenix are reborn from the ashes.
She is a Venezuelan born, London based Photographer, Visual Artist and Sociologist. She is a recent photography graduate having completed an M.A in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from LCC in 2018. Her final project was awarded a prestigious Genesis Imaging award for best in show.
Her work focuses on social documentary and on people in the context of their own environment and seeks to find the most appropriate way of portraying the human condition and to explore the complex relationship between power structures and society. She likes to use photography to represent things that are latent but not manifested.
Her current interests lie in covering stories about the social and politica; uncertainty in Venezuela. She is drawn to stories that challenge perceptions but are not often spotlighted in the news.
Yorli gets a thrill from experimenting with new ways of working and developing new skills. Her career as a social researcher strongly influences her work. She is driven by research led self-initiated projects that combine her interest in sociology, psychology and photography. You can see more of her work here.