Carnival Faces is portrait project of the dancers and artists of the Choreographic Collectives of the Blacks and Whites’ Carnival 2019 (Carnaval de Negros y Blancos) at Pasto, a city in south Colombia. Every year, for several months, multiple groups are conformed to study music, dance and create the choreographic performance to participate in a contest for wining a place to appear the 3rd of January in the Carnival where the groups dance and play music on the streets of Pasto. This project portraits a close up of the characters that participate.
I took them out of the street context and portrayed them in a mobile studio in a theatrical way, just before going to the streets to act. I wanted to show the character they built for a year and the beauty of each one, without any other factor that prevented us from contemplating them. They are ordinary people, from different social backgrounds, who for a couple of hours transform and become magical characters, who dance and play music in the streets of Pasto.