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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alvaro laiz
Apr 25, 2016

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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"The Edge" 1st Prize Portraiture at Sony World Photography

By Alvaro Laiz — Last wednesday night here in London my ongoing project "The Edge" was awarded 1st Prize in the Portraiture Category at the Sony World..
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THE HUNTER at National Geographic´s july issue

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6x6 Global Talent World Press Photo

By Alvaro Laiz — Honoured to be part of World Press Photo 6X6 Program, specially after being nominated by not one but two top notch curators like Ruth Eichorn and..
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PDN 30 2018

By Alvaro Laiz — Happy to be part of this year’s PDN 30 with such an awesome gang PDN's 30 2018 The editors of PDN are proud to announce our picks for this year's..
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The Hunt co-published by Dewi Lewis and RM

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FOSIL on the NYTIMES-LENS

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WORKSHOP IN BARCELONA. A PULSO: DESARROLLO DE UN ESTILO PROPIO EN LA FOTOGRAFÍA DOCUMENTAL

By Alvaro Laiz — From 20th to 22th of MAY EL OBSERVATORI
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ready or not... here I go

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The Hunter Multimedia

By Alvaro Laiz — Absolutely happy to finally release the multimedia of my latest project: The Hunter I hope you enjoy it! http://www.alvarolaiz.com/multimedia-2
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The Hunter hits the Russian Life frontpage

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Coming soon...

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The Hunt book

By Alvaro Laiz — Dear Ladies and Gentlemen in the room,  As some of you know this last year I´ve been involved in developing my project "The Hunter" that has..
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Interview in WorldPhoto.org

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GUP Magazine asked me about The Hunter (and this is what I said)

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Transmongolian in JAPF, New Delhi, curated by Manik Katyal

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Fosil, the last days of the coal miners exhibition in MUSAC

By Alvaro Laiz — You can visit the exhibit until next december or check the full project in my website http://musac.es/#exposiciones/expo/?id=6254&from=
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The Hunt wins the 2015 Fotovisura Grant

By Alvaro Laiz — Happy and honoured  The Washington Post Insight blog highlights a brief edit of the winning series of the 2015 Foto Visura Grant "The Hunt"..
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The Hunt at Burn Magazine

By Alvaro Laiz — http://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2015/07/alvaro-laiz-the-hunt-amba/
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Io Donna Italy publishes Old Believers in Siberia

By Alvaro Laiz — http://www.iodonna.it/attualita/storie-e-reportage/2015/06/06/vita-da-amish-ma-in-siberia/
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Fosil exhibition at MUSAC officially inaugurated!

By Alvaro Laiz — http://musac.es/#exposiciones/expo/?id=6254&from=futuras
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Future Plans exhibition at Photon Festival (Valencia)

By Alvaro Laiz — http://www.photonfestival.com/future-plans/
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Yorokobu magazine interview

By Alvaro Laiz — The spanish magazine Yorokobu made me a wide interview about my latest project in the Russian Far East: the Hunt. ..
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Nat Geo about the Terranuova Bracciolini exhibition

By Alvaro Laiz — Click here to view on Nat Geo
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Wonderland & Transmongolian exhibition at the MAC/VAL Musée in Paris

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