Striking Urban And Street Photography By Alfonso León

Spectacular urban shots by Alfonso León, a talented photographer, and retoucher based in Bogota, Colombia. Alfonso focuses mainly on portraiture and street photography. He shoots a lot of architecture, cityscapes, and rooftop photos. Continue reading »

Spiderman Wanders Through The Skies Of Bogota, Colombia


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The capital of Colombia now has an additional attraction- a flying Spiderman over its bridges. Jahn Freddy Duque is earning nearly $10 an hour, performing stunts on Bogota’s bridges, much to the delight of passersby and drivers. Continue reading »

Meet Colombia’s FARC Rebels Preparing For Peace After More Than Half-Century Of Conflict With Government

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Photo by AP Photo / Fernando Vergara

This August 13, 2016 photo shows two portraits of Yeimi, one of her holding a weapon in uniform for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) 48th front, and in civilian clothing at a guerrilla camp in the southern jungle of Putumayo, Colombia. Yeimi, 23, said she has spent 10 years with the FARC and would like to study systems after demobilizing as part of a peace deal with Colombia’s government. An October 2 national referendum will give voters the chance to approve the deal for ending a half-century of political violence that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and driven millions from their homes. Continue reading »

Farid Rueda’s New Pieces of Street Art in Bogota, Colombia

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Farid Rueda just took a quick trip in Colombia to visit Bogota where he was able to work his magic on a new piece. Continue reading »

Cali Tattoo Festival in Colombia

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“Alias” Damian Carnicero (L), Nicole Murillo (C) and Andres Perez (R) pose during the Cali Tattoo Festival in Cali, Colombia, September 13, 2015. (Photo by Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters)
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Colombia: The Graffiti Mecca

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In this March 12, 2015 photo, a man tours a graffiti exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, in Bogota, Colombia. The city-run museum recently held an exhibition highlighting the work of Bogota street artists who go by aliases such as Joems and the MonsTruacioN collective. (Photo by Fernando Vergara/AP Photo)
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The 14th Solar Balloon Festival in Colombia

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A view of balloon depicting an Alebrije, is seen at the 14th Solar Balloon Festival in Envidago December 31, 2014. According to the festival organizers, the Alebrije balloon will be largest replica of an Alebrije. This year features a theme on Mexican history and culture, organizers added. (Photo by Fredy Builes/Reuters)
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The VIII International Convention of Tattoo Artists in Colombia

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Matt Gone, known as “Checkered Man”, poses for a photo at a during the VIII International Tattoo Artist Convention in Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, November 15, 2014. (Photo by Fernando Vergara/AP Photo)
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Flower Festival in Colombia

A flower grower, known as a silletero, carries a garland as he participates in the annual flower parade in Medellin August 11, 2013. — Photos by JOHN VIZCAINO / REUTERS, Aug. 11, 2013 Continue reading »

Two Look Books, Two Countries, Two Minds: Akomplice in Colombia Summer Lookbook

For the 2012 Summer lookbook, Akomplice co-founder Patrick Liberty set sail for South America to capture a background befitting of the collection. The setting was the Poblado section of Medellin, Colombia which reflects the raw thematic direction of the Summer line. The 2012 Summer offering from Akomplice is expressed by its unique material selections, and diverse offering of hats, contrast pocket tees, and button ups that naturally appeal to the skate, bike, and tattoo communities. Those cultures are precisely who was tapped into for the shoot.

With the help of the locally heralded streetwear and skate sanctuary, Poisen, Patrick assembled an authentic group of brand protagonists to document the lookbook over the course of 5 days. Shot by a local Colombian photographer and inspired by the disposition of the people of Medellin, the 2012 Summer lookbook captures the evolution of Akomplice. The lookbook puts the curated collection on display and depicts it in the germane environment of Medellin that has adopted Akomplice as its own. Continue reading »

Urbanization in Medellin, Colombia

People use outdoor escalators, newly installed at Comuna 13 shantytown as part of an urbanization plan to improve living conditions of residents, in Medellin, Colombia. (Luis Benavides/Associated Press)

Colombian Tigrillo Cat Found in Medellin, Colombia

Medellin, Colombia: A domestic cat nurses a baby margay (Leopardus Wiedii) in a pet shelter. The baby margay, locally known as tigrillo, was found in the suburbs and taken to the shelter were it could be fed by the surrogate mother until it is released back to the wild. Continue reading »