At the age of eighty, Nereo López Meza made the most important decision of his life: He reinvented himself in order to live a life free of the fears that were taking a toll on him in Bogotá, close to the axis of power of a country that he has photographed from top to bottom and from left to right, documenting major moments in the history of Colombia.

In 2000, Nereo Lopez Meza took a trip to New York in order to make a name for himself as a photographer in a strange city where he had to explain just who he was. "I visited nearly all of the city's galleries, always looking for the opportunity to make myself known, but it is very hard for us artists to sell our work," Nereo says.