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...
Vista en altura de la toma y población "Libertad", en la localidad de Huachipato, Talcahuano. Esta población se originó como un asentamiento industrial, destinada a los trabajadores de la metalúrgica en la región, ahora es considerada una zona de sacrificio ambiental y es imposible desplazar a los habitantes que llevan más de 50 años en el lugar. Talcahuano, Chile. 2022. Concepción Chile
Luisa Navarrete y Patricio Ibacache, padres de Manuel Rebolledo, reflejados en una espejo en la antigua habitación de Manuel, ahora ocupada por su hermano Bastián, ambos jugadores de fútbol de barrio. Talcahuano, 2022. Chile. Concepción Chile
Patricio Ibacache, padre de Manuel, revisa panfletos dispuestos a ser repartidos en sus actividades mensuales por la ciudad de Concepción, en la busqueda por justicia por la muerte de su hijo. Talcahuano, Chile. 2022. Concepción Chile
Un carabinero dispara una bomba de gas lacrimogeno hacia un grupo de protestantes en contra del gobierno de Sebastían Piñera.
Durante el primer mes de protestas en Chile, Carabineros gastó más de mil millones de pesos (US $1.5M) en solo diez días y ha dejado sobre 400 personas con pérdida o lesiones oculares. Santiago Chile
A woman walks over to Manhattan's almost empty WTC PATCH train station. During the first days of the pandemic, the governor of the State of New York, Andrew Cuomo, declared a state of emergency, paralyzing the biggest city in the United States.
Jaciel, a Mexican citizen living in NY for over 11 years, works as a food delivery biker for restaurants and third parties apps. He has not stopped working since the beginning of the pandemic, to support his family of four.
Jaciel delivers a package with food to a client in a Downtown Manhattan apartment. Alongside medical staff and transportation workers, the food industry is also considered as a first necessity activity, but the precarious conditions given by the delivery apps companies don´t provide even minimal protection, equipment or social security in case he gets sick or gets involved in an accident.
Jaciel biking over an empty Midtown Manhattan intersection during the lockdown in New York. He explains in an interview: 'For me as a cyclist, being able to use the city this empty, felt like a privilege, almost like in a videogame.'.
View of the interior of a restaurant in Downtown Manhattan. The food industry, during the first months of the pandemic, has survived basically only by deliveries, revealing the unequally and unprotection towards the food delivery workers, many of them undocumented.
Carlos, an Uruguayan food delivery worker, entering a building in Wall Street, Manhattan. Carlos lives as an illegal immigrant in the state of New Jersey and commutes every day to work for an Italian restaurant, with almost zero protection either from the restaurant or the mobile food apps.
In New York City, protesters block the Brooklyn Bridge on their way to Barclay's Center in Brooklyn on May 29, 2020. Demonstrations over multiple cities across the country in response to the death of George Floyd, by the former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, who was filmed kneeling on George's neck and charged with murder, in a new sad chapter of a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. New York United States
Groups organized by communities from the five boroughts in NYC, are protesting since the day of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Neighbors and visitors are responsable for moving people out in the streets of Brooklyn and caring for suplements and even medical care, all by communitarian action.
Protesters confront the Police outside Barclay's Center in Brooklyn downtown on May 29, 2020. Demonstrations over multiple cities across the country in response to the death of George Floyd, by the former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, who was filmed kneeling on George's neck and charged with murder, in a new sad chapter of a series of deaths of black Americans by the police. New York United States