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La Resistencia
James Forde

La Resistencia, James Forde

La Resistencia, James FordeLa Resistencia
James Forde

Designed by Ángel Luis González Fernández.


Edition of 200
36 pages
148 × 210 mm
ISBN Not Available


A once super rich oil nation, Venezuela is now home to some of the highest crime statistics on the planet, hyper currency inflation, a severely damaged health care system, and massive food shortages due to complete lack of agricultural production. April 2017 marked the start of an explosive four months of street protests that would leave 130 people dead. Daily, the streets were filled with protesters, armed with stones, fireworks, Molotov cocktails, and homemade shields, while the local police forces and National Guard fired tear gas, rubber bullets, marbles, water cannons, and also fire arms in their direction.

Youths organised, creating groups for different areas, mapping and planning, avoiding any risk of government infiltrations. On the 30th July 2017, a referendum for constitutional change went ahead and was accepted. This was a huge blow to “La Resistencia” that seemed impossible to come back from. As time goes on, Venezuela becomes more and more isolated. The country as a whole has a very uncertain future, though one thing is for sure, that things will most likely get a lot worse before they get better.

About the Artist
James is an Irish freelance photographer based in London. For several years, he documented social issues in Latin America. His work is focused on long term documentary projects investigating under-reported socio-political issues. In 2017, James attended the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop. The following year, he was nominated for the PDN 30 under 30 Photographers.

About the Series
TLP Editions are an ongoing collection of contemporary photographic projects in the form of accessible and inexpensive publications by PhotoIreland. These A5 sized booklets present a standard format throughout the series, with 36 pages each, a cover with a text block of under 140 words that introduces the project, and the title and the artist name only available on the contra cover. The project creates a node of opportunities as it allows photographers to enter the publishing arena, while facilitating access to contemporary artistic practices to the general public.

About the Publisher
Founded in 2009, PhotoIreland was conceived as an organisation that would stimulate a dialogue around Photography in Ireland by developing a varied array of initiatives and events with a strong participative approach.

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