To celebrate 10 years of operations in Ecuador, Odebrecht launched a contest for local journalists in 1998, inviting them to tell the stories of complete strangers. The criterion was for these individuals to have contributed to improving and developing their communities.
The result of this challenge was Talentos Anónimos, which gathers the top ten stories selected from the 64 entered.
Published in Spanish in 1998, the book is an example of the Odebrecht Organization’s concern with preserving the cultural heritage of the communities in which it operates. The art director of the work was Juan Manuel Koenig and the photographs are by Luciano Koenig.