Zero: Documenting Refugees in Colombia


All images by Robert Pennington. Used with permission.

Robert Pennington is a documentary photographer and filmmaker as well as an educator and a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. I found his work on Fotofund, where he’s actively trying to raise funding for a project he’s working on. This project follows the plight of Los Desplazados–the displaced of Colombia. Like the Syrian refugees, they’re a large group of folks currently looking for a home.

Robert has experience doing this type of work. NO PLACE LIKE HOME, another one of Pennington’s projects, focuses on the refugee crisis in Europe. He splits his time between Brooklyn, NY and his home near Portland, Maine when not travelling for work.

Zero, his project highlighting Los Desplazados, has been partially shot; and we talked about the importance of it.

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