Isadora Romero PHmuseum Limited Edition Print
Isadora Romero is an Ecuadorian freelance visual storyteller based in Quito. Her work focuses on human identities, gender, and environmental issues.
She has exhibited her work in the Americas and Europe. She was selected for the Joop Swart Masterclass 2020. She was invited to the 2019 Antarctic Artist in Residence at INAE. She won individually and collectively two National Geographic emergency funds as well as a Magnum Foundation Scholarship. She won an honourable mention at the Poy Latam Photobook contest. She is the winner of the Photojournalism for Peace Prize and the Ecuadorian Culture Grant in 2017. She is the finalist of the Ilia photo contest of Rome, as well as of the Magnum Foundation's Inge Morath, and wins an honourable mention in the Fotodocument’s Marilyn Stafford award among other recognitions.
She is the co-founder of Ruda Colectiva, Latin American women photographers collective. Her multimedia works have been projected in various countries of America, Europe, and Africa between 2015 and 2018. She has worked with media outlets and NGOs around the world. She has been a tutor in Latin América being invited for the Colloquium of photography in Mexico, and to direct a photographer’s residence in Chile, 2019. She is the leader of the Women Photograph chapter in Quito.
This photograph belongs to the Stardust project carried out between 2015 and 2018 in Mascarilla, a small town in Ecuador that does not appear on maps. This project portrays the symbolism in the daily life of this town extracted from their oral narratives. The children played near the water, the very white sand next to the Chota River was used by them to decorate their bodies. The stars, a detail always present in the town, cross the dreamlike horizon and becomes a symbol of resistance.