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Honorable Mention BIFA 2020 Editorial / Photo Essay

The Invisible Diversity

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Editorial / Photo Essay
  • Photographer
    Gustavo Adolfo Aleman Troconiz

They are imprisoned in Venezuela in an isolated pavilion. They are separated from other inmates to give them greater protection, separated, discriminated against, serving a double sentence. They call them: "The Diverse" because they belong to the LGBTI community but between the aisles they are the rare ones, those who do not act according to the expectations of what it means to be a man and it is safer to keep apart. They pay time without justice. They are not allowed intimate visits from their partners as same-sex unions are not allowed by Venezuelan law.

Graduated in journalism from the Central University of Venezuela (2004) and then took a film course at the New York Film Academy (NYC, USA, 2009). He has worked as a producer, photographer and cameraman for different international media such as SKY NEWS, German ARD, CNN, BBC and the Bocas magazine of the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, among others, covering the Venezuelan political and humanitarian crisis since 2009. He is one of the founding members and deputy director of www.Elpitazo.net, an independent online media from Venezuela