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...
Adrian Napier speaks to a crowd before to start marching towards the streets of downtown Brooklyn, demanding the end of police enforcement in the MTA subway and the raise of the fare to $2.75. The 19 years old teen, was violently arrested for being believed to have a weapon. Hours later, a viral video showed Napier, who had his hands up throughout the interaction, was found unarmed and charged only with fare evasion. Brooklyn, NY. November 2019
A group of protesters make their entry to the Hoyt station in downtown, Brooklyn. The "emergency action", organized by the activist group 'Decolonize This Place', comes in response to the MTA's efforts to stop fare-beating, which have led to the deployment of 500 new subway cops across the transit system, among other deterrence measures. Brooklyn, NY. November 2019
bonus: Screenshot of the Instagram account of the activist group Decolonize This Place, which shows one of the photos from this reportage being used to create propaganda for a second public intervention. source: https://www.instagram.com/decolonize.this.place/
Close to 1,000 people marched through Downtown Brooklyn on Friday night to protest police brutality and a recent crackdown on fare evasion inside the subway system. The peaceful action, organized by Decolonize This Place, took over major streets around the Barclays Center beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday. Demonstrators eventually made their way underground, jumping the turnstiles en masse at Hoyt–Schermerhorn while chanting: "How do you spell racist? N-Y-P-D."