Liliana Merizalde PHmuseum Limited Edition Print
Liliana Merizalde is a Colombian documentary photographer and visual artist based in Bogotá. She is interested in identity, memory and territory issues generally linked to women and their strength. She usually mixes documentary photography with staging based on life stories used as a vehicle to deepen the way in which social, political and community situations are documented and understood.
Liliana regularly wor for commissions and assignments by different projects and NGO's like Netherlands Cadaster for their project Land In peace, Victus (Colombia), Warchild Holland, Fundación Batuta, Casa E and Secretaría de la Mujer, Fundación Solidaridad por Colombia, among others. She has also worked in films like Embrace of the Serpent, where she held the positions of second assistant director for still photography and realised a behind the scenes documentary.
Liliana participated in collective and solo exhibitions in Colombia, Peru, Spain and the United States and she is also part of Women Photograph. Her work has been published in Americas Quarterly, VICE Colombia, Moviemaker Magazine, New York Times, Cooties Zine, Fotoféminas (insta account), Fotomeraki, Colombia Arte Actual and Cartel Urbano, Revista Bocas, Semana Rural, among others. She also has given some cinema and photography workshops with Festival Ambulante, Fundalectura and Universidad Nacional de Colombia in different parts of my country.
Sometimes I think that if we do not return to a ritual relationship with nature, our exchanges with her would continue to be unfair.