Denver, CO, USA
Javier Álvarez (Santiago de Chile, 1988) is a documentary photographer whose focus is on social issues regarding identity and cultural resistance.
Alvarez's work has been exhibited and published in Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Brazil and USA.
Currently based in Denver, CO - USA.
2018 - Mentor Program - David Allan Harvey/Magnum Photos, 2017 - National Press Photo (Chile), 2016 - 1º Portfolio Prize, 2016 - Nominated for Rodrigo Rojas de Negri grant, 2015 - National Press Photo (Chile), 2015 - Joop Swart Masterclass, 2015 - Joop Swart Masterclass
- Video capture
If there is one thing we can all agree on in politics, it’s that our country is divided. Yet what is less certain is where we are headed. It is said that by the 2020 election, the millennial population will be larger than the baby boomer population, making them a crucial piece of our future’s direction. Yet, this is the voice we know the least about.
Through interviews all across the state of Colorado, we are capturing voices of the young population in order to better understand their beliefs, where those beliefs came from, and how they will influence the next election. By sharing each subject’s perspectives on these issues, the series will portray a multifaceted view of part of a generation that might determine the next president.
In collaboration with Cecily Mauran
During the nineties, the working class and social groups began squatting in abandoned buildings in São Paulo’s (Brazil) downtown. Today, there are more than 40 different movements throughout the country, of families, immigrants and/or workers squatting in hundreds of abandoned properties.
On the thirteen floors of the Marconi squat, nearly four hundred people are waiting for a dignified housing solution. Within it, the notion of home (a space of emotional relationships and identity), becomes fleeting because of memories and expectations of a more stable future. Marconi is a place where life stories share common experiences of nostalgia and loss.