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.
Mateo and Emma
Prem Rawat: For showing me my true inner essence. A person’s best kept secret.
Jorge Aramburu was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. At the age of twenty he left his home to travel in Europe and eventually on to New York where he settle.
He was employed by the United Nations where he served in several peacekeping missions: Western Sahara (MINURSO), 1991-1992, former Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR); 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.
His photographs have been published in books, calendars, posters and booklets of the United Nations and have been used by international news agencies around the world. A book of photographs entitled “UNMEE in Pictures” (United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea), which included much of his work, was published by the United Nations in 2005. He has also published a photographic book from Guatemala called “Tejiendo las Huellas” with renowned Mayan poet Humberto Ak’abal (2006).
1995 UN Headquarters, Guatemala.
1996 Museo Ixel, Guatemala
1996 Universidad de Salamanca, España
1997 Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala – Galeria La Antigua, Antigua Guatemala.
2000 UN Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – UN Headquarters, Asmara Eritrea.
2002 Hotel Sheraton, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Hotel Intercontinental, Asmara, Eritrea.
2004 UN Headquarters , New York
2006 Museo del Gaucho Montevideo, Uruguay
2007 UN Headquarters, New York
2007 Tyre, Lebanon
2009 MOMA, Guatemala
2009 Humanity Photo Awards, China
2010 Chianciano Art Museum, Italy
2010 Trevisan International Art, Bologna Italy
2010 Art Basel Miami “Arts for a Better World”, Miami Beach.
2011 Humanity Photo Awards, China
2011 Gagliardi Gallery, London.
2012 Art Takes Times Square, New York.