Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Director of the Latin American Library (LAL), interviews Colombian photographer and artist Erika Diettes about the social, political and artistic aspects of her work. Diettes created for the LAL a collection of 318 photographs documenting her numerous exhibitions around the world. This unique collection provides a detailed visual record of the processes of production and reception of her work. This research material will be added to the LAL’s image archive. In the interview, Diettes provides context to these images, explaining how her work with the families of desaparecidos, disappeared persons, began out of her own experiences with violence, how the subject of mourning became a central focus in her work, and how she formed relationships with these families that allowed her to work with such a sensitive part of their lives.