Produced for Women street photographers
Trieste Photo Days Exhibition, Italy, 2020
I took this photo in Petare Venezuela, one of the biggest and populated slum of Latin America, on May 13th. Currently Venezuela faces the most intense crisis of our history that affects all Venezuelan people, including me. At home we don´t have access to clean water. Some people on vulnerable places don´t have any kind of protection against the coronavirus and the risk of contagion is high. We need the world to know about our situation. In this photograph a young man is walking, a teenage girl is breastfeeding her daughter, a woman is sitting on a concrete wall, two people are watching what is happening . All of them are waiting for the tanker truck to collect water to their houses, some people are not wearing a mask. Our situation is very hard, to babies it is even worse, we don´t have any hope. What concerns me the most in our current moment is that in some vulnerable places in Venezuela, people don´t have access to clean water in this coronavirus context where the most important thing is to wash our hands quite regularly. Our people face a high risk of contagion.
- Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist