Eduardo Soteras Jalil
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Born in Córdoba, Argentina in 1975. Majored in Economical Sciences from Cordoba University (1999). Documentary photographer, worked as a freelance in Palestine (2005). He completed a Master in Photojournalism at the Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona (2007).
In 2009 he completed the project “En El Camino” about the trip of the Central American migrants through Mexico (Book by Blume, 2010, winner of the PoYi Latin for the Best Photobook of the year). In 2010 he started the project “Neutral Fire” about the Swiss sharpshooting culture.
In 2011 he started the long-term project “Masafer. Life in the Intestice” about the life of the cave-dwelling communities in South Hills of Hebron, where he lived for more than a year and half. The project is currently exhibited in the Middle East with the support of the A.M.Qattan Foundation and the Argentinean Representation in Ramallah.
During 2012 he developed the project “All the Ices the Ice”, a study of the glacier melting and its consequences in the Nepalese Himalayas, done in collaboration with the ETH of Zurich.
His project “What Remains” is the result of the documentation that he did of the last attack on Gaza during the months of August and September of 2014. It was commissioned by Al Hoash Gallery for the Qalandia International Biennale. Also in Gaza, he is currently developing the project “Gaza, Mode d’Emploi”, a tale on common places of an uncommon place.
The National Chamber of Commerce of Argentina has recently awarded him for his artistic achievements as “Outstanding Young Man of the Year 2014”.
His work is represented by Neutral Grey Agency (France), and is currently based in Kinshasa, D.R.Congo, where he is a contributor of the Agence France Presse.
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Masafer. Life in the Interstice
Eduardo Soteras Jalil
Artistic-ethnographic project about the transformation of the landscape and the Palestinian shepherds’ communities living in the caves of the South Hebron Hills. The work, which involved living with the communities, is an intimate story about the life of the communities and the challenges and threats that they face.