Photography and Art Direction
Verónica Giraldo Canal
Verónica Giraldo Canal, photographer and art director, studied law at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana from 1999 to 2004. Veronica is represented by the Art + Commerce agency through its PhotoVogue collection. She participated in various exhibitions, including “Regional Image 7” of the Banco de la República Museum in 2011-2012 (“Dios”), at the Salón Nacional De Arte – Diversidad in Casa Cuadrada Gallery in 2012 (“Status Quo”), in “Proyectos Inéditos Plástica Contemporánea” at the Casa Cuadrada Gallery in 2012 (“Crudo: Materia Orgánica Combustible”) and “Proyecto S.A.” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogota in 2012 (“The Mirror – El Espejo”).
Her work “The Mirror – El Espejo” is part of the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogota. Verónica received a Mention of Honor in 2012 for her photograph "Status Quo" (10th Salón Nacional De Arte – Diversidad, Casa Cuadrada Gallery) and her work “Stranger Than Kindness” was selected picture of the day on October 12th, 2011 by Vogue Italy.
Christopher Campbell-Duruflé is a young human rights lawyer. He graduated both in common and civil law from McGill University, Canada, and is a member of the Québec Bar. His desire to contribute to change led him to Indigenous law, environmental law and the impact of transnational business activities on human rights.
He completed legal internships in the State of Oaxaca, Mexico, in San José, Costa Rica, worked with Hutchins Legal, Canada, and was member of Amnesty International Canada’s working group on Aboriginal Rights. He articled at the Québec Court of Appeal as law clerk to then Chief Justice of Québec J.J. Michel Robert and participated in the hearings of the Nadege Dorzema et al. v. Dominican Republic case at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, as attorney for the University of Québec in Montréal’s International Clinic for the Defense of Human Rights. He was also member of the Québec Youth Parliament, a model parliamentary event, for 6 years.
From February to July 2012, Christopher was voluntary attorney in the Colombia office of Lawyers Without Borders Canada and worked on the collective rights of Indigenous and Afro-Colombian peoples victim of the internal armed conflict. It was during his work in the departments of Nariño, Chocó, Caldas, and Cundinamarca that he had the chance to meet the defenders of Caminos de compromiso. He is currently enrolled in the Masters in International Human Rights Law at the University of Notre-Dame, Indiana, USA.
Encounters with Human Rights Defenders
Carolina Delgado Chaves
Carolina Delgado Chaves is Colombian multidisciplinary artist and works as interior designer, art director and producer of artistic ecological projects. Carolina created the brand Planta Baja, Design and Vegetal Intervention, and is dedicated to protecting the environment through art made from recycled objects. She studied at the Glasgow Art School in Scotland, the Bogota campus of LaSalle College and the Universidad Pontificia Javeriana in Bogota.
Carolina was the Colombian winner of the "White Space Project Originals, Adidas Originals," an international art competition aimed at celebrating the originality of the most creative women of their country. She has exhibited her work at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow, the Celestino Mutis Botanical Garden in Bogota, the Banco de la República Art Museum in Colombia, and The Warehouse Art Gallery, Bogota. She was also artistic director for television productions, for the History Channel, Fox, RCN and Caracol.
Portrait: Tote Ruiz, 2012.