Javier Alvarez

Photographer
  
BRASIL Copa do Povo
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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BRASIL Copa do Povo
Copyright Javier Alvarez 2022
Date of Work Jun 2014 - Jun 2014
Updated Apr 2020
Location Sao Paulo
Topics Photography
The ‘People’s Cup’ camp, was a settlement of 5000 displaced Brazilians living illegally only two miles away from the 'Arena Corinthians'', a soccer stadium built to celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup, with a cost of production near the $300 million, financed with public funds. These families claimed that the real state speculation during the construction of the stadium created rent increases that drove them out of their homes.

Brazil's Homeless Workers Movement (MTST), was responsible for having occupied these 37 acres of abandoned land, facilitating construction materials to build shacks. Families lived under extremely precarious conditions dealing with braving insects, lack of food, cold, and diseases while the world's biggest soccer tournament was taking place only 3 miles away.

Assignment for The Clinic magazine (Chile). June 2014.
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