Alvaro Laiz

Photographer
   
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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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Credits: alvaro laiz
Updated: 03/03/18
Location: Gulu
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The war in northern Uganda began in 1986 and has been marked by the LRA's well-documented brutality against civilians, including the seizure of children to be used as fighters and sex slaves, and the widespread use of mutilation, cutting off the lips, ears, noses and limbs of victims. The violence has led to nearly two million people being displaced from their homes and being forced to live in refugee camps. Human rights groups have also reported war crimes by the government army, the Ugandan People's Defence Forces.

Behind that conflict lies identity, territorial and economic reasons between. This inequality was born generations ago, from the random borders stablished after british decolonization that forced to live all together farmers with nomads, christian with islamic. The LRA leader, Joseph Kony wants to overthrow Museveni from ugandan government and establishing a teocratical ten commandment-based state in Northern Uganda. 

Once J. Kony was included among the most wanted war criminals list Sudan Government stop supporting LRA and allowed UPDF (Ugandan People Defence Force) to enter Sudan in order to chase down Kony. Today the horror has gone from Uganda, but it hasn´t vanish. It just moved away. The abductions, killings and slaughterings committed by the LRA have a new scenario in DR Congo.
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Those who return

By Alvaro Laiz — The Russian Old Believers originated in the 17th century when some believers didn’t accept the reforms made in the Church. Fleeing persecution,..
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WONDERLAND

By Alvaro Laiz — The Delta of Amacuro, eastern Venezuela,is one of the most inhospitable places in the world. For the past 8.500 years ago Warao indians have turned..
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THE HUNTER

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

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

By Alvaro Laiz — In Uganda, by the beginning of the nineties, corpses kept piling up in the morgues and nobody knew what was going on. During the days when it seemed..
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THE HUNTER_MULTIMEDIA

By Alvaro Laiz — 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..
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Ninja

By Alvaro Laiz — The rugged landscape in Zaamarr, 350 kilometers west of Ulaanbataar is sown with so many holes that it may subside at any moment. There,..
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TRANSMONGOLIAN

By Alvaro Laiz — The Secret History of the Mongols, considered to be the oldest Mongolian language literary work, is the single significant native account of..
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