Nicolò Filippo Rosso
Exodus (Chapter 3):
Venezualan’s Escape
to Colombia

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Nicolò Filippo Rosso | Exodus (Chapter 3): Venezualan’s Escape to Colombia


PhotoDOC is a photo documentary project with an original format: short films based on the collaboration between a filmmaker and a photographer. For the three films in the EXODUS: Mass Migration and its Ripple Effect in the Americas, Italian photographer Nicolò Filippo Rosso talks to Spanish producer/director Jose Muniain about the work he has carried out over the past four years, traveling along the migratory routes that cross the American continent to document the distress and violence surrounding the exodus of the peoples of Latin America. 

In this third and final chapter, Venezuelan’s Escape to Colombia, Nicolò Filippo Rosso turns his attention to Venezuela, where the economic crisis has led to whole families taking to the migratory routes, particularly to Colombia.

What you will find in this film

Latin America's migratory flows through the lens • photographs told by their author • black & white documentary photography • a long-term photographic project • a series that won the World Press Photo Award and the W Eugene Smith Award

I don't think when I take a photo. I try to take the best one I can and connect with the people I meet, so that these encounters can lead me to understand their condition.
When I observe the chaos of certain situations, I try to order it by observing it through the rectangle of my lens. I try to bring order to something that apparently has none. This triggers deeper reflections in the viewer.

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• WORLD PRESS PHOTO 2020 ; Skira ; 2020 (FR) 
• WORLD PRESS PHOTO 2020 ; Lannoo ; 2020 (ENG) 
• ON PHOTOGRAPHY ; Susan Sontag ; Penguin Books ; 2010 (ENG) 
• SUR LA PHOTOGRAPHIE ; Susan Sontag ; Christian Bourgois Éditeur ; 2021 (FR)