Javier Alvarez

Photographer
  
GOLD, BONES, DUST & LUST
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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GOLD, BONES, DUST & LUST
Credits: javier alvarez
Date of Work: 12/31/69 - Ongoing
Updated: 07/13/19
A daily life series that explores the cultural identity of the longest street in America, Colfax Avenue in Denver (CO)  

On this road, with almost 50 miles of extension, decaying remnants from the gold rush, trucks and caravan era, barely survive on the surface of this road.

Anonymous survivors, people who live or are in transit by this old road, share their life stories that are marked or affected by homelessness or addictions.


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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