Alejandro Olivares

Photographer
   
The Chilean Winter
Location: Santiago
Nationality: chile
Biography: Alejandro Olivares (Santiago, Chile 1981).Photographer with special interest in social and territorial issues.         He is co-founder and editor of Buen Lugar Ediciones, a publishing house specializing in photography books... MORE
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The Chilean Winter
Copyright Alejandro Olivares 2022
Updated May 2013
Topics Photography

No one know how many tear bombs have been shooted by the chilean police during the las two years in Chile.  The students, who claim fot a better and more accesible education, have detoned the most important social revolution since the return of the democracy in 1990. There have been several hundreds of protest. Most of them ended with disorders and the consistent policial represión. Banging, deteneid and the stink  of their toxic gas. Other protests, where there was no disorder, ended the same. People in Santiago had to learn to live with burnig thoats and crying eyes every once in a while.

Not even through “Transparency Law” (an instance that “warranties the acces to the State’s Administration organ’s information”) social medias can ask for the information. The police has denied it, adducing that to release the number of tear bombs may affect the “national security” and “public order”. It is also a secret how much the chilean goverment has spend on them.  What people can know is that they have intoxicated thousand of protestors, pederestian; men, women, children, elders; office workers, business or any passer by. That they have turned Santiago’s streets in a cloudy toxic Winter.

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