Javier Alvarez

Photographer
  
PAISAJE INVISIBLE: Letters to the landscape.
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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PAISAJE INVISIBLE: Letters to the landscape.
Copyright Javier Alvarez 2022
Updated Mar 2021
Location SANTIAGO
Topics Documentary, Mixed Medium, Photography, Portraiture, Spotlight
October 18th, 2019 is the day that marks the beginning of one of the bloodiest eras in Chile since the return of democracy in 1990.

A seemingly small act of raising the subway fare was instead a symbol of the violence of Chile's social inequality. It brought millions to the street in protest, leaving looted cities, destroyed infrastructure, and 42 people dead during the first six months of manifestations. Lives taken as victims of police brutality, stray bullets, accidents, or fires, left families fractured but also forever changed the landscape of an entire country.

On Paisajes Invisibles, photography - and the photographer - came late to register the exact location of these tragedies, contemplating the inevitable passing of time through the light that we cannot see, and inviting us to reflect on how much memory a place can hold.

In progress, 2020


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