Alvaro Laiz

Photographer
   
Those who return
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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Those who return
Credits: alvaro laiz
Updated: 12/17/16
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The Russian Old Believers originated in the 17th century when some believers didn’t accept the reforms made in the Church. Fleeing persecution, many fled to outlying areas in Russia, Siberia, and the Far East. However, the advent of atheistic Soviet rule in 1917 destroyed the Old Believers’ way of life. They were forced to flee abroad to escape persecution. Most of them found their way to Latin America, where vacant land was available.

Now, almost 100 years before they are coming back. A new generation of Old Believers will be born and raised in their Motherland for the first time since the Russian Revolution.




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FUTURE PLANS

By Alvaro Laiz — 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..
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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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