Pedro Moretti likes to use medium format and 35mm film cameras to document what he calls a “contemporary ethnography:” pictures of the protests, mostly in black and white, which he develops himself.

A photographer and teacher, he’s been out on the streets, every day, for the past 134 days, capturing moments from the “periphery of conflict” for the future, that quieter side of protests less visible than the violent repression.

He selected some highlights from his work, a look back on the streets, the painted walls, the pavement stained, the lives lost.

They are in no particular order.

We must go on.

12 COMMENTS

  1. So, what is the state of the street right now? Abandoned, still out, half-strenght?

    I fear that between the crushed hope of not stopping the ANC and the MUD antics stuff will go back to bitter resignation till next stupid overreach by Maduro and company. but I dont know what is the state of the protest right now.

  2. So if over 4 months of constant street protests, social media communications, and some international pressure or condemnation haven’t worked…. what will?

    More of the same will probably yield the same or worse results: the Criminal Narco-Kleptocracy has only gotten stronger, it seems. The Chavista enchufados appear to laugh at every street protest, laughing all the way to the bank at all international ‘dictadura’ claims. And the repression can only get worse, as these thugs will not let go, they know they risk jail time and/or loss of what they stole.

    So more of the same? Hope not. Calle y que mas?… Hablar mas paja?.. Or expect similar/worse results.

  3. Alberto Korda and Raul Corrales immediately came to mind with these pictures. Isn’t that turning the tables? Bravo.

  4. The people that have been protesting have been the bravest folks one could ever meet, it’s a disgrace that they never trained or have been taught about the strategy to do the fight in a more efficient way, hopefully reducing the losses in the venezuelan side.

    It’s disgusting how all this hard work by these brave folks is mercilessly crushed by the short-sighted ambitions of the MUD sell-outs and traitors, they’re looking to turn this into 2014 all over again.

    Seems like people need even more suffering to overcome their fear and obssession with going back to the electoral comfort zone.

  5. 4 months of protests have not worked so what do you suggest? The protests can’t keep going as the people get run down and they have to struggle for the necessities of life. As for MUD what do you expect them to do now that the ANC has been seated and the opposition is basically at its mercy? The opposition politicians are operating at the point of a gun and they can be thrown into prison any time which is a death sentence if you are not strong enough to survive the hell hole. There is nothing else for MUD to do but try to find a way to work with or around the regime.

    If you want to blame somebody blame the people for not participating in the protests in sufficient numbers to pull down a regime which is starving them. There will be no ‘Venezuelan Spring” like Arab Spring. What will bring down this regime is not protests or MUD or foreign intervention but market forces like hyperinflation, financial default and total economic collapse. Unfortunately it will take time which is no comfort to those who have to forage for food among the garbage and the flowers.

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