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...
The text reads: "The first time I met Antonia it was in a stairwell in Marconi. It was the first portrait that I shot inside the building. It was also, the first photograph that someone had ever made for her."
Abandonment, Activism, Documentary, Editorial, Essays, Film Stills, Homelessness, Human Rights, Interior, iPhone, Latin America, Minority, Mixed Medium, Photography, Portraiture, Street, Workers Rights
A journal from my multiple travels and stays at the 'Marconi' squat, an abandoned building that hosts four hundred people, located in São Paulo's downtown, Brazil.
This scrapbook contains a mix of found objects, photographs, collages and small stories from daily life as a transitory resident in the building, in a collaborative construction with the people from 'Marconi', in between 2013 and 2017