Javier Alvarez

Photographer
  
Location: Brooklyn
Nationality: Chilean
Biography: Javier Álvarez (Santiago de Chile, 1988) is a documentary photographer with a special interest in social issues. His work is focused on human relationships in neglected communities. Alvarez's work has been exhibited, published, granted... MORE
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After a Revolution, a Chilean Photographer Mourns the Martyrs
javier alvarez
Feb 3, 2021
Location: New York City
Last year, I received an email from Brendan Embser @brendanembser inviting me to participate in a commissioned project by Aperture @aperturefnd and FUJIFILM @fujifilmx_us to create a body of work in response to the question: What does tomorrow look like? I decided to return home and document the political situation in Chile, where I met with the families of those killed over the protests that started in October 2019. 

My gratitude and respect to Nicole Acheampong @nicole_akosua, who guided me with patience and attention on building the concept and editing down this extensive/expansive body of work. Thanks to Camila Osorio @camimi78 for her thoughtful and sensitive context on the beautiful essay that accompanies this piece. Thanks, Cassidy Paul @cassidypaul_, and Emily Stewart @emilyystewart, for helping us get our work published on all the platforms during these days of excessive screen time.

And last but not least, to the families of Paula Lorca, Romario Velóz, Kévin Gómez, Danilo Cárdenas, César Mallea, and Cristián Valdebenito, for opening their homes, to amplify and honor the memory of their beloved ones. There is still so much work to do.

#RomarioVeloz #Paulalorca #KevinGomez #DaniloCardenas #CesarMallea #CristianValdebenito 

@fujifilmx_us #FujifilmX_US @aperturefnd

After a Revolution, a Chilean Photographer Mourns the Martyrs
In a new series about Chile's political uprising, Javier Álvarez crafts a striking account of family grief and revolutionary joy.

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