Professional photographer and industrial designer Ivan Salazar is passionate about analog photography and dark room processes. He is the Founder and Director of Fundacion Culata Arte e Investigación, launched in 2105. This initiative is dedicated to working with communities using urban artwork as a tool for social transformation. Recently he has been exploring stencil techniques as a way to incorporate his photographs into public art.
His proposed artistic idea is to present aesthetics while playing with geometric layers that form messages or make up words hidden in overlapping spaces. He fuses these elements with photographic portraits of common people with Afro-Colombian roots, or "invisible heroes" as he portraits them. According to him these characters are the ones who truly tell the history of life.