Horacio Siciliano, a Venezuelan photographer who represents not only a photojournalism that denounces the daily life in his country from the perspective of a young man, but from a vision whose social commitment goes beyond the cause.
By profession a Civil Engineer, he entered photography in 2014, when guided by his curiosity, decided to register a forceful march in the city of Caracas. The photographer recalls that on that day, his camera witnessed a deceased young man whose death brought with him subsequent falls, who today have unleashed a sadly excessive summation. His presence in the place made him aware of the importance of his act.
On this sense, this record of events as a visual memory of such forceful and heartbreaking actions and their immediate handling on social networks as the primary source of information, was the trigger that marked the beginning of his career as a photojournalist.
His lens has captured the best and saddest and cruel scenes. Operations in neighborhoods, poverty, hunger, misery and protests are Horacio's target. His courage goes where many do not dare, in order to take the imminent moment of the fact, but it was his job at the Hospital J.M. de los Ríos in Caracas, Venezuela what determines and demonstrates his remarkable capacity of dedication and professionalism to document the strong reality that is lived, without overlooking anything around him, making an honest record with an ability to photograph situations of misery with the same intensity of those fortuitous moments of joy and without ever forcing the stage, thereby demonstrating that their commitment to social reality goes beyond sharing and denouncing the events that occur in it.
An active participant in Fundación Colibrí, Horacio has dedicated himself not only to capturing the roughest images of the situation of neglect and neglect in which the hospital finds itself, but has also provided an additional contribution to each input that takes the children. , her time and her camera, with which she plays and allows children to play with her so they can photograph at will. These are undoubtedly his best photographs. There he met, accompanied and cared for Samuel.
From being an anonymous philanthropist, Horacio Siciliano has now become an essential international reference to make visible, outside our borders, the imminent collapse that we all saw coming. "
Meráz – Aguilar.
Despacho Museográfico (2017).
Honors & Awards
International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), USA
Certamen Internacional de Fotografía Signo editores
Signo Editores, Spain.
Bronze in Editorial / Noticias de ámbito general
Venezuela in chaos exhibition (Group Exhibition)
Manifiesta Calle, 60 días de Resistencia.(Group Exhibition)
Latin America Fotografía LOS DIEZ (Group Exhibition)