Javier Alvarez

Photographer
  
COLFAX
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... read on
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COLFAX
Credits: javier alvarez
Date of Work: 12/31/69 - Ongoing
Updated: 05/06/20
A daily life series that explores the cultural identity of the longest street in the United States. Among the almost 50 miles of extension of Colfax Avenue, still home to the comfort provided by motels and neons, this series tries to portrait anonymous survivors. People who live or are in transit on this old road.

Like I was once.


GOLD, BONES, DUST & LUST
2018

Generations of men tried to cross from East to West through the main wagon path in what it is now the city of Denver. Everyone lost someone, buried deep in the soil.

Bones and dust.

Where before there was an ocean, now only fossils remain. This path was made out of dust. Bones and dust. Digging deep, blinded by the shine of gold fever. The sun bounces off a river made of cars, crushing stones in its path, one by one. Neon, shining in the dark with endless glow filling up the cracks of that rotten Colfax Av. motel.

Gold, bones, dust & lust.

The sun, the gold, the cars, the neon. Leftovers of human trace that were thrown away like cigarette buds.
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NYC STREETRIDERS

By Javier Alvarez / new york — Assignment for Pedalea Magazine (CHILE), on the young activist Orlando Hamilton and his organized group that..
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Second NYC protest for George Floyd. May 29th, 2020. NY

By Javier Alvarez / brooklyn ny — Demonstrations over multiple cities across the country in response to the death of George Floyd, by the..
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NYC SUBWAY EVASION

By Javier Alvarez / brooklyn ny — Close to 1,000 people marched through Downtown Brooklyn on Friday night to protest police brutality and a..
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PRÉDIO

By Javier Alvarez / Brazil, Sao Palo — During the ’90s, workers and proletarian social movements began to break into abandoned buildings in..
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PORTRAITS

By Javier Alvarez / brooklyn ny — A selection of portraits from collaborations, assignments, or encounters.
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COPA DO POVO

By Javier Alvarez / Sao Paulo — The ‘People’s Cup’ camp, was a settlement of 5000 displaced Brazilians living illegally..
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SALUT MAMAN

By Javier Alvarez / Morocco — The following portrait series serves as a connection in between a group of Sub Saharan teenage immigrants..
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JORNAL DA SAUDADE

By Javier Alvarez / Sao Paulo — A journal from my multiple travels and stays at the 'Marconi' squat, an abandoned building that..
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STRANDED TEENAGERS IN MOROCCO

By Javier Alvarez / Morocco — Only between 2016-17, about 171,635(*) immigrants crossed the mediterranean sea to a European destination...
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ALBUM FAMILIAR

By Javier Alvarez / Valparaiso Chile — A photographic exercise that rescues Valparaiso's abandoned photo lab developing orders, as an attempt..
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ORANGE

By Javier Alvarez / istanbul — A visual journal about how my partner and I fall in love, on a train trip from Istanbul to Warsaw in..
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ORANGE

By Javier Alvarez / Istanbul — A visual journal from the trip where two strangers got to know each other during a train trip from Istanbul..
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MILLENIAL VOTE (COLORADO)

By Javier Alvarez/Cecily Mauran / DENVER — According to the Center for American Progress, by the 2020 presidential election, millennials will be..
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