Javier Alvarez

Photographer
  
NYC Latino food delivery workers during COVID
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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NYC Latino food delivery workers during COVID
Credits: javier alvarez
Date of Work: 05/17/20 - 06/30/20
Updated: 01/04/21
Location: new york
Food delivery workers are an essential part of the services chain that keeps New York City on movement. During the first months of the pandemic, most of them were still active while risking their lives being exposed to elevators, buildings, or restaurants picking up or delivering packages for others.

For Latino workers, this precarious type of employment only increases the fear of standing up for demanding better social protection due to the risk of being detained by ICE agents based on their migratory status.

In the meantime, they are still out there delivering our food while the city is facing a probable second lockdown.

May-June 2020.

Los repartidores de comida en Nueva York son parte esencial de la cadena de servicios que han mantenido a la ciudad en movimiento. Durante los primeros meses de la pandemia, ellos siguieron activos, muchos arriesgando sus vidas al exponerse en ascensores, pasillos, calles o restaurantes recogiendo y entregando paquetes.

Las situaciones laborales precarias y el miedo por ser detenidos al exigir condiciones laborales dignas, por su condición migratoria, los obliga a seguir trabajando en la calle mientras la ciudad sigue encerrada.

Mayo-Junio 2020.
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