Alvaro Laiz

Photographer
   
THE HUNTER_MULTIMEDIA
Location: Spain / Russia
Nationality: Spanish
Biography: Álvaro Laiz (b.1981) is a Spanish photographer and artist whose work deals with narratives where traditional culture, nature and industrial development converge. ____ "For Álvaro, the artistic practice and way of living resemble... read on
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THE HUNTER_MULTIMEDIA
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Updated: 05/21/20
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IT WAS THE TIME WHEN THE UDEGEI PEOPLE, SEEING A DEER, BELIEVED THEY SAW A DEER-MAN. SEEING A TIGER, THEY WOULD SEE A TIGER-MAN. IN SUCH TIMES, ALL MANNER OF THINGS HAPPENED TO PEOPLE. SUCH THINGS HAPPENED THAT TODAY DO NOT.

UDEGE TALE

In 1997 a Russian poacher called Markov ran into the trail of a gigantic Amur tiger. Despite the risk, Markov saw the tiger,s footprints as a promise for a better life. He shot the tiger, but was not able to kill it. Udege people believe that if someone attacks a tiger without a reason, Amba will hunt him down. Unexpectedly, Markov unleashed the Amba, the dark side of the tiger.
During the following 72 hours the animal tracked down Markov and killed him. Later investigations suggest that the tiger planned its movements with a rare mix of strategy and instinct and most importantly, with a chilling clarity of purpose: Amba was seeking for revenge.

This animistic belief constitutes the leitmotiv to experience the impact of Nature inthe Udege communities across one of the last remains of shamanism: the Russian Far East hunter,s culture.

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FUTURE PLANS

By Alvaro Laiz / Gulu — The war in northern Uganda began in 1986 and has been marked by the LRA's well-documented brutality against..
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Those who return

By Alvaro Laiz / dersú — The Russian Old Believers originated in the 17th century when some believers didn’t accept the reforms..
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WONDERLAND

By Alvaro Laiz / san francisco de guayo — The Delta of Amacuro, eastern Venezuela,is one of the most inhospitable places in the world. For the past..
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THE HUNTER

By Alvaro Laiz / khabarovsk — Udege people have lived in the Boreal Jungle for hundreds of years. Due to their close contact with Nature,..
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ATLANTES

By Alvaro Laiz / Costa da morte — Goose-barnacle fishermen, called percebeiros, risk injury and death daily in their quest for per-cebes on..
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Memory Books

By Alvaro Laiz / UGANDA — In Uganda, by the beginning of the nineties, corpses kept piling up in the morgues and nobody knew what was..
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Ninja

By Alvaro Laiz / Mongolia — The rugged landscape in Zaamarr, 350 kilometers west of Ulaanbataar is sown with so many holes that it may..
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TRANSMONGOLIAN

By Alvaro Laiz / Mongolia — The Secret History of the Mongols, considered to be the oldest Mongolian language literary work, is the..
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