ABOUT US

The Foundation for the Rescue and Preservation of Visual and Documentary Memory (Fundamemoria Documental) is a non-profit organization created in August 2016, initially motivated by the conservation of the photographic archive of Casto J. Ocando, a leading Falconian photojournalist considered as the Graphic Chronicler of Coro.

Casto J. Ocando's archive covers his work as a graphic reporter for several of the most important media in Venezuela and the Falcón state, including El Nacional, El Universal, La Mañana and el Falconiano, which began in half of the 50's, and lasted until the end of the twentieth century, includes more than 80 thousand photographs contained in a collection of negatives whose preservation and registration process is currently in process.

However, as progress was made in the process of preserving the photographic collection of Casto J. Ocando, Fundamemoria Documental decided to expand its vision and objective to devote itself not only to the rescue of visual memory, represented in photographic images, but in the rescue Documentary of our Falcon State.


As the records of its foundation indicate, the object of Fundamemoria Documental is:

“Preserve the visual and documentary memory of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, for which you can make use of all the means and methods currently available and those that may exist in the future, in accordance with the advancement of technology in this field, making emphasis on photographic, cinematographic, audiovisual archives, official and family historical documents and records, oral testimonies, cartographic documents and others that can be used for the same purpose, and that can contribute to safeguarding and storing the information collected that may be useful for present and future generations ”.

Our commitment is to work to make this object a reality!

FUNDAMEMORIA TEAM

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Keyla Ocando de Garveth (President)

Graduated in Education from the Libertador Experimental Pedagogical University (UPEL), she has a Master's Degree in Educational Management from the Bicentennial University of Aragua.

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Natasha Garveth Ocando (Vice-President)

Graduated in Political Science from the University of Los Andes (ULA). He worked on research projects on issues related to immigration and border, with the Jesuit Refugee Service.

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Maria José Ocando Hernandez (Treasurer)

TSU in Computer Systems. She has more than 20 years of sales experience, has worked for large companies (Unilever, Coca-Cola)

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Bruno Fortuna (Information System & Project Director)

Magna Cum Laude en Ingenieria Estructural por la Universidad Ben-Gurion de Negev. Posee Master en Estratégia y Gestión Internacional. Certificacion Black Belt Six Sigma en Gerencia de Proyectos. Habla 4 idiomas (Hebreo, Español, Inglés y Portugués).

Maria Laura Ruiz Díaz (Office Manager)

Civil Engineer graduated from the Francisco de Miranda National Experimental University (UNEFM). Specialist in the digitalization of photographic negatives.

Luisana Ilarraza Tovar (Digitizer)

Licenciada en Pedagogía Alternativa, mención Antropologia, Arqueología y Etnohistória, por la Universidad Politecnica Territorial del Estado Mérida Kléber Ramirez Rojas (UPTM). Academica del Curso de licenciatura en Restauración y Conservación de Bienes Culturales Muebles, por la Universidad Nacional Experimental Francisco de Miranda (UNEFM).

Juan Carlos Matute Raga (Digitizer)

Licenciado en Pedagogía Alternativa, mención Antropologia, Arqueología y Etnohistória, por la Universidad Politecnica Territorial del Estado Mérida Kléber Ramirez Rojas (UPTM). Técnico Superior Universitario en Diseño Integral Comunitario por la Universidad Nacional Experimental de Yaracuy (UNEY), Academico del Curso de licenciatura en Restauración y Conservación de Bienes Culturales Muebles, por la Universidad Nacional Experimental Francisco de Miranda (UNEFM).

Luis Ilarraza Tovar (Computer Technician)

Senior Technician in Computer Systems. Academic of the Computer Engineering course from the Territorial Polytechnic University of Falcón Alonso Gamero (UPTAG).

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