Photography, Video and Emotional Reconstruction of Victims of Armed Conflict

Proceedings of ‏The 3rd International Conference on Research in Humanities and Social Sciences

Year: 2020


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Photography, Video and Emotional Reconstruction of Victims of Armed Conflict

Norman Fajardo Martínez, Andrea del Pilar Pabón Méndez, Diana Sofía Moreno Rojas and Yenny Viviana Rodríguez García



Currently in Colombia, Law 1448 or more commonly known as Victims Law, regulates both collective and individual reparation through a variety of processes, ranging from economic compensation and land restitution to issues such as the accompaniment of State in matters of health, education, housing, income generation programs, up to all those actions that may be necessary to restore their dignity, memory, right to the truth and guarantees of non-repetition. Within this emotional recovery strategy, the representation, language, stories, and testimonies of victims are part of the process of creating a memory. The image as a symbol fosters sensations and feelings associated with the context of what has been lived, recalling the past and giving it a new meaning from the present. The image serves as a therapeutic facilitator because it allows the individual to connect with their emotions, memories, ideas, people, objects, etc. more intimately. The main objective of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of the use of photographic and video resources in the emotional recovery and social reconstruction of victims of the armed conflict in Colombia.

Keywords: photography; video; emotion; reparation; strategy.