The series “Madres Terra” consist of 15 photographs based on the interaction between the soil and a group of mothers, as they both are life givers. In a photography session a new world is created in which the models, without any physical effort, levitate inside the soil and are suspended in other medium, in another world. During the burial ritual, the soil is connected to every pore of the body and soul, representing a special moment in which the known physical world is altered, the body changes, symbolizing the renaissance of these mothers. In September 2008, a group of mothers in Soacha, Colombia denounced the disappearance and the death of their sons. An investigation revealed that some soldiers of the Colombian Army presented young innocent men as a guerrilla member killed in battle, to collect financial rewards offered by the Colombian Government. Since then, more cases of forced disappearance made by the military had been discovered. The mothers of Soacha have been seeking for justice during the last nine years without rest to preserve the memory of their sons. The civil armed conflict in Colombia has affected the entire population of the country for more than 60 years.

Ana Paez mother of Eduardo Garzón

Gloria Castillo sister of Jaime Castillo

Blanca Monroy Mother of Julián Oviedo Monroy

María Doris Tejada Mother of Oscar Alexander Morales Tejada

Idalí Garcerá mother of Diego Alberto Tamayo Garcerá

Rubiela Giraldo mother of Diego Armando Marín

Elvira Vasquez mother of Joaquín Castro

Ana Cecilia Arenas sister of Mario Alexander Arenas Garzón

Luz Edilia Palacios Mother of Javier Andrés Palacios

Jacqueline Castillo sister of Jaime Castillo

Zoraida Muñoz mother of Jonny Duvián Soto

Flor Hilda Hernandez Mother of Elkin Gustavo Verano Hernandez

Beatriz Mendez, Edward Benjamín Rincón's aunt and mother of Weimar Castro Méndez

Carmenza Gómez mother of Víctor Fernando Guerrero Gómez y John Nilson Gómez

Gloria Astrid Martinez Mother of Daniel Alexander Martínez

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