"In life there are no coincidences, everything happens as if we were weaving our own web with the same precision and fortune as a spider. Every link is connected, united. True success in life rests in our hearts."

 

aboutAbout Me

WEAVING THE FOOTPRINTS… A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY
It takes one minute to realize what you love and your whole lifetime to master it.

 

It was during my childhood years- watching Charles Chaplin’s movies- that my love for photography began. It took 20 years to awaken.

I dedicate this website to:
All the people and organisations that through their hard work and dedication have, and continue to improve the life of so many around the world.
My father and mother: For teaching me the values that have been the foundation of my personal life: Love, Respect, Compassion, Honesty, Justice and Courage; I am forever grateful.

My family: Judi, Mateo and Emma

Prem Rawat: For showing me my true inner essence. A person’s best kept secret.

Biography

Jorge Aramburu was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. At twenty years of age he left his home to travel. He went to Europe and from there to New York where he settled down and lived from 1979 to 2000.

He was employed by the United Nations in New York in 1982. Later on he served in several peacekeping missions: Western Sahara (MINURSO), 1991-1992, former Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR) 1992 and in Guatemala (MINUGUA) 1994-1998; Eritrea and Ethiopia (UNMEE) 2000-2005; Lebanon (UNIFIL) 2007-2008 as the official photographer. From 2008 until 2011 he photograph the work of CICIG (Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala) as a consultant.

He left the UN in 2013 to dedicate 100% of his time to his family.

Publications

His photographs have been published in books, calendars, posters and booklets of the United Nations, as well as in international news agencies around the world. A book of photographs “UNMEE in pictures” (United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea) with his works, was published by the United Nations in 2005. He has published the photographic book Guatemala “Tejiendo las Huellas” with Mayan poet Humberto Ak’abal (2006).

Photographic Exhibits:

1995 UN Headquaters Guatemala.

1996 Museo Ixel Guatemal

1996 Universidad de Salamanca Espana

1997 Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala – Galeria La Antigua, Antigua Guatemala.

2000 UN Headquaters, Addis Ababa Ethiopia – UN Headquaters, Asmara Eritrea.

2002 Hotel Sheraton, Addis Ababa Ethiopia – Hotel Intercontinental, Asmara Eritrea.

2004 UN Headquaters  New York

2006 Museo del Gaucho Montevideo Uruguay

2007 UN Headquaters  New York

2007 Tyre Lebanon

2009 MOMA Guatemala

2009 Humanity Photo Awards China

2010 Chianciano Art Museum Italy

2010 Art Basel Miami “Art For a Better World” Miami Beach.

2011 Humanity Photo Awards China

2011  Gagliardi Gallery, London.

2012 Art Takes Times Square, New York.

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