based in Mexico City
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Livia Radwanski is a Brazilian freelance photographer and videographer based in México City. She received a BFA in Film/Animation/Video at...
A story on the sound - system culture in Mexico City, also known as the Sonidero Culture, has been published in the online version of the italian magazine Il Reportage. Two of my images and my testimony accompanies Virginia Negro´s text. For story click HERE For more on Sonideros, click HERE
The story I shot on the t Sao Paulo Amputee Soccer Team, named Escanteio, has been recently published in a 10-page spread in the Vice Magazine Mexico/ Latin America edition. It was published in July and I recently got a copy.
To see the story "Escanteio" on my website: PRESS HERE
This past weekend, the 44th anniversary of the “ Toma de la Tierra” or “ taking of the land”, as it is translated verbatum, was celebrated in the neighborhood of Palo Alto, in Mexico City. Migrants from Michoacan state arrived in the 1940s to work as mine workers in the land they currently inhabit, living in slums at the edge of their working site. In the 1970s with land speculation and the development of the now financial and commercial area of Mexico City, Santa Fe, they were "invited" to leave their homes and work. They resisted eviction and set up a cooperative in which the land is communal and there is only one property deed. Leading the way are the women who decided to fight against speculators, politicians and even their husbands to build their houses. They managed to do even more, they were able to build community. Thanks to them the Palo Alto Cooperative keeps on building a new horizon.
Palo Alto is one of the most vibrant and current examples of community resistance in Latin America. For over 44 years a battle has been fought to secure this enclave and unfortunatelly they face new challenges with a new housing development that can jeopardize their safety. This video was created with journalist Virginia Negro. Check out the 1 minute video to learn more about Palo Alto :HERE
Visuality of Scenes is the latest issue of Imaginations, the University of Alberta´s Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies and it features an interview and a great sample of my work on the sound-system community in Mexico City called Sonideros.
Featured at PHMuseum photography plataform social media accounts as the photographer of the day with images from the 2010 self-published photobook "Unos Otros Méxicos I".
"Unos Otros Méxicos I" was among the 20 finalists in the I Iberoamerican Photobook Award coordinated by spanish publishing house RM in 2010 and received honorable mention at the II Artist Book Fair coordinated by Centro de la Imagen during Fotoseptiembre 2011 in Mexico City.
Press here for see the images on PHmuseums plataform instagram page.
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My long term on-going project " Each one their personal inferno: Apotheosis" (working title) was featured in a six-page spread on the Mexican magazine Tierra Adentro.
"Each one their personal inferno: Apotheosis" - is a project that focuses on different religious manifestations in Mexico and Brazil. Divided into three sections and approaches towards the theme of faith, this one focuses on aglomerations and ritualizes staggings, that beyond its rethorics and context leads us to reflect upon the surreal and the absurd.
My on-going project "Jaguars", short for " Valley of the Dawn: Jaguars in a transitional Era towards the Third Millenium" has been featured in a 6-page spread in the Latin American edition of Vice Photo Issue 2016 . This year Vice Photo Issue is devoted to female photographers and it is an honor to be part of this edition alongside other talented co-workers.
Latest publication on Mexican magazine Gatopardo. Photographs of the Palo Alto Cooperative.
Palo Alto Cooperative was one of the architecture and social/ community projects selected by curator and architect Pablo Landa and Mexican commitee to be part of the 15. Mostra Internazionalle di Architettura di Venezia with the theme "Reporting from the front". For over 35 years the inhabitants of the Palo Alto neihborhood have been fighting to remain in the land they once arrived to become mine workers. Due to land speculation in the Santa Fe neighborhood in Mexico City in the 70s, they were "invited" to leave the land which had been their home since their arrival from Michoacan state in the 40s. They resited eviction and created a cooperative in which the land is not private and there is only one property deed. The Pantalon building, which is the symbol of the Mexican financial center, directly contrasts with the humble homes of the cooperative which is constantly under pressure from land developers and political vultures. More on Palo Alto and publications on my WEBSITE.
Today is the 2 year anniversary of the murder of three and dissapearance of 43 first-year students of the Rural School of Ayotzinapa in the state of Guerro, México.
At the end of november of 2014 I took a trip with reporter Carol Pires from Piaui magazine in Brazil to understand more in depth what was happening in the state of Guerrero in context with what happened in Iguala on the tragic night of the 26th of september with the students from the Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa School. We spent three days, talking to students and parents. In mid December I returned with journalist Heriberto Paredes from Agencia Subversiones and spent four more days with the students, camping with other journalists in the dormitory-changing room next to the pool, home of 4th-year student, Yoni. This selection of images showcase the home and learning center of the the 560 ( minus the ones killed and dissapeared in the past 3 years) students who are in the process of becoming teachers, soon to be the ones to educated children in the most remote areas of Mexico.
I produced an essay which is an intimate look into the school at the moment in which students and parents used it as a base, mobilizing themselves to find their sons and companions and solve answers that the government and investigators have been unable to give.
To view it : http://www.liviaradwanski.com/theschool
A vast selection of my long term documentation of the soundsystem community in Mexico City called Sonideros is currently showing in the collective exhibition Pirated Modernity in the Chopo Museum in Mexico City. This work was created alongside the collective platfom El Proyecto Sonidero.
To see a selection of images from this project please access my WEBSITE.
Sonidero culture goes beyond enjoying music in a public space. It is a lifestyle where neighborhood representation and turf pride serve as the backdrop for a musical scene where djs, dancers, producers, a hoard of fans create a community in a tradition that began in the 70s in Mexico City. It is an all inclusive community in which transexuals and gays are protagonists in the dancing clubs, one of the pillars of the movement. Transnational communication is achieved through messages and recordings. A net of communication is created, independent, and autonomous.
In January 2012, the downloadable e-book "Sonideros en las Aceras, Véngase la Gozadera" was published containing writtings from several researchers discussing cumbia and salsa cultures around Latin America and a a vast visual documentation with most of the work exhibited in this portfolio dating mostly from 2008 - 2011.
This portfolio is a selection of over 6 years of documentation of the sonidero community alongside the collaborative plataform El Proyecto Sonidero, an independently coordinated project created by researchers Mariana Delgado and Marco Ramirez, and in which was also the visual coordinator. Several sonidero gigs and exhibitions in México, Spain and England were coordinated by the plataform, positioning the sonidero culture and music in other spheres besides la calle y el barrio.
For over 35 years a battle has been fought in the neighborhood of Palo Alto in Mexico City. Leading the way are the women who decided to fight against speculators, politicians and even their husbands to build their houses. They managed to do even more, they were able to build community. Thanks to them the Palo Alto Cooperative keeps on building a new horizon.
A selection of portraits of the women in the Palo Alto community are currently exhibited in the Mexican Pavillion in the 15th International Exhibition in Venice 2016: Reporting from the Front. For more information: www.liviaradwanski.com.