Óscar Muñoz
[Artist, b. 1951, Popayán, Colombia, lives in Cali, Colombia.]

 Of those individuals who have disappeared and died, the only document that can attest to their existence—in addition to those mementos sometimes preserved by their families—is photography. 
 It is the poetic value of a work that can potentially transform a person. 
 My work today is based on my endeavor to understand the mechanism developed by a society which has ultimately suffered the routinization of war... A past, a present and in all likelihood a future full of violent events on a daily basis, which are stubbornly repeated, in a practically identical fashion.