FUNDACIÓN GILBERTO ALZATE AVENDAÑO

(Gallery in central Bogotá)

"The show generates feelings of both affection and antipathy towards the armed actors of a subversive social group."

 

"[The exhibition] enables us to visualize the daily life of people who have had to live in a kind of "social exile" in their own land … Their lifestyle shows how the country has become dehumanized by a lack of all kinds of opportunities."

 

"This type of art allows for an exchange of positive ideas about a state incessantly searching justice and peace."

 

"Filling the gap that traditional media left, Linton has captured an honest, unashamed and incredibly human side of the FARC."

 

"This series is absolutely necessary for Colombians and the world to see before they can judge the ex-guerrilla group now seeking ways to reconcile, reintegrate and coexist with a capitalist system."

BIBLIOTECA DEL TUNAL

(Public library in south Bogotá)

 

"It is good for people to know what the Colombian guerrillas were like, to get to know them without prejudice."

 

"These pictures are very real."

 

"These photos are a historical document for our national memory."

 

"The guerrillas were human beings who suffered as much as the victims [of the conflict] and they should be forgiven."

 

"Those of us who only saw the conflict on television could not tell if [the FARC rebels] were good or bad."

CENTRO CULTURAL JULIO MARIO SANTODOMINGO

(Cultural center in north Bogotá)

GIMNASIO CAMPESTRE

(Boys´ school in north Bogotá)

"The raw truth of what happens in Colombia ... [This exhibition] shows the daily lives of the guerrillas."

 

"We usually demonize the members of the FARC, and while it is true that the leaders are enemies of the state, we can understand that the rest are just as human as we are."

 

"[The exhibition] shows the poverty these people lived in."

 

"Even though [the FARC rebels] are accused of being criminals, they have passions and pastimes to help them forget the situation they are living in, ... which is not very far from my reality."

 

"[The exhibition] shows how a person who was in the FARC, full of violence, is still happy to see his family."

 

"Images like these are what make people change their perception [of the FARC guerrillas]. They can read ... They are not just bad people full of hate, but people who feel happiness and enjoy their national traditions like dancing."

 

"[These photos] connect our lives with the daily life of the guerrillas ... We are not so different at the end of the day."