cristobal olivares

Location: Santiago,Chile
Nationality: Chilean
Biography: Cristóbal Olivares, born in Santiago, Chile in 1988, is a documentary photographer with a special interest in social affairs. He is the co-founder of  Buen Lugar , an independent editorial initiative that publishes books and... read on
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Updated 07/25/20

A-MOR - Femicide in Chile

Femicide is a term used to signify the killing of a woman in relation to conflicts of gender. Each year more than 50 femicides took place in Chile. Most of the killings were at the hands of the spouse or significant other, using domestic objects, bladed weapons or firearms.

These cases take place throughout the country.
In spite of the similarities, each case has a specific story, “modus operandi”, raison d’être and significance. Each geographical location becomes a primary witness of these attacks and holds most of the details to each story, such as the weapons used, the family pictures, personal belongings, etc.
What happens to these places and objects today? After months or even years of having witnessed such violent stories, what can they tell us through their changes or extinction?
These are the places and things that can help us portray and reconstruct the stories of the victims.
Each image is a particular story of a woman who after died or experienced an extreme episode of violence becomes just a number for the population and even for the government, who fails on protect the women who suffer some kind of violence.

A-MOR - Femicidio en Chile

Femicidio es el término utilizado para significar el asesinato de una mujer en relación a conflictos de género. Cada año se producen más de 50 feminicidios en Chile. La mayoría de los asesinatos son a manos del cónyuge o pareja, utilizando objetos domésticos, armas blancas o armas de fuego. Estos casos ocurren en todo el país.
A pesar de las similitudes, cada caso tiene una historia, un "modus operandi", una razón de ser y un significado específicos. Cada lugar geográfico se convierte en testigo principal de estos ataques y guarda la mayor parte de los detalles de cada historia, tales como las armas utilizadas, las fotografías familiares, los objetos personales, etc.
¿Qué ocurre con estos lugares y objetos hoy? Después de meses o incluso años de haber sido testigos de historias tan violentas, ¿qué pueden decirnos a través de sus cambios o su extinción?
Estos son los lugares y objetos que pueden ayudarnos a retratar y reconstruir las historias de las víctimas.
Cada imagen es una historia particular de una mujer que tras morir o vivir un episodio extremo de violencia se convierte en un simple número para la población e incluso para el gobierno, que ha fallado en implementar políticas de protección efectivas para las mujeres que sufren algún tipo de violencia.



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