Alvaro Laiz

Photographer
   
Ninja
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: 09/13/15
Location: Mongolia
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The rugged landscape in Zaamarr, 350 kilometers west of Ulaanbataar is sown with so many holes that it may subside at any moment. There, overshadowed by big mining companies labour thousand of ninjas.Named after the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles because of the green plastic pans they carry on their backs about 100,000 Mongolians have joined mining industry in the past five years. Many lost their jobs during the country's transition from Communism and initially became traditional herders. But two devastating winters, known as dzuds, wiped out a third of Mongolia's livestock in 2001 and 2002, and thousands of families joined the gold rush, scouring sites rejected by large mining companies for quartz or crumbs of gold. Ninjas earn between 5$ and 10$ a day, often more than teachers, doctors and government officials.
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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..
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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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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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