Photographic installation by Bastián Cifuentes @periodistafurioso . This is the result of a photographic report in which the author explores the background stories of those who wear a hood over their faces to protest on the streets.
Among the main arguments of the hooded demonstrators are the protection of their identity, their integrity, and their families, as well as to prevent retaliation for their actions at their jobs. They protect themselves from an oppressive system because they cannot protest freely in an allegedly democratic country. Finally, each hood is altered by its users who give them a glimpse of their identity to foreground its artistic and political struggle.
There is an element in this installation that invites us to actively be part of it: a mirror. It is the same size as the photographs of the installation so that anyone can stand in front of it and say “I also wear a hood to fight”.