Carlos Andrés Bernate Martinez is a Colombian documentary photographer - photojournalist and visual artist, he has worked for various social causes, moved by passion and social sense, has formed its criteria from the thorough research he has done.
Together with a multidisciplinary group, he has created the project Tejiendo Memoria, which cares about the current situation in his nation, Colombia and attempt to generate spaces where they can share their work and contribute positively to the construction of memory. He like to explore and understand the social dynamics that make us human's or otherwise make us lose humanity. For him; his personal project is to use photography as testimony of the silenced.
He has exhibited several times his photographic work in galleries both nationally and internationally:
Exhibitor in the “Second Pinhole Showroom” at the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá (2012).
Exhibitor in the Audiovisual Documentary Showroom “Un mundo de color bajo tierra” during the XVII Mountain and Speleology Week in Bogotá (2014).
Exhibitor in the “Documentary Photography Showroom TPIF” at A Seis Manos in Bogotá (2014).
Exhibitor in the 21° Latin American Documentary Photography Contest “Los Trabajos y los Días” in Medellín (2015).
Exhibitor in “Narrativas Documentales Contemporáneas” at the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá (2015).
Exhibitor in “Shot, First Contest of Documentary Photography and Graphic Reporting with Mobile Devices” at the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá (2015).
Exhibitor in “Mujer Faltal 2016” at the Gilberto Alzate Avedaño Foundation in Bogotá together with a colective directed by the artist Matilde Guerrero and the support of the “Red Comunitaria Trans” in the Santa Fe neighborhood with the protection of IDARTES and the Mayor´s office of Bogotá (2015).
Finalist in the contest Alto Contraste of the observatory of racial discrimination in Colombia (2016).
Exhibitor in Photo Patagonia “I International Festival of Analogue Photography and Alternative Processes” at Santa Cruz Cultural Complex in Río Gallegos, Argentina (2016).
Exhibitor and the winner of the “Festival INstantes” that exhibit my work "Raúl Left To War; Such Pain, Such Shame" in Avintes, Portugal (2017).
Also has contributed to international agencies like NurPhoto (Italia), Pacific Press Agency
(Filipinas), Depo Photo (Turquia), Agencia de Cronistas Gráficos (Ecuador), Agencia
Plano (Brasil), Agence France-Presse (AFP), Associated Press (AP), Agencia EFE, Getty Images.
The rattle of guns, the sound of the rifles has filled the colombian territory of noise, where bullets have been tools, say the guerrillas from FARC EP "with which the solution is sought social justice".