by Jonathan Moller
January 6 - February 28, 2003
This traveling exhibition of color photographs reveals the tragic history of Guatemala from the early 1980's to the present. Within the context of a thirty-six year civil war, state security forces carried out repression and genocide, murdering over 200,000 people-many of whom were missing until clandestine cemeteries were discovered containing their remains. Efforts on the part of organizations and dedicated individuals in the search for justice, truth and reconciliation have continued to be subject to state impunity and human right violations.
Jonathan Moller is fine art/ documentary photographer and human rights activist from Denver, Colorado. Since 1991, he has spent seven years in Central America, primarily Guatemala, working with human rights organizations. For six months in 2000-2001, he was staff photographer on a Guatemalan forensic anthropology team documenting exhumations of clandestine cemeteries. Moller has received several awards for his work, including the 2002 Fellowship Award from the Society for Contemporary Photography. His work was included in the Life 2001 Album: The Year in Pictures, and is in the permanent collections of numerous museums and institutions.