El Calvario

El Calvario is a neighborhood located in one of the upper class municipalities of Caracas: El Hatillo. Many of the inhabitants of El Calvario work in the surrounding areas, especially in the Historic District, which is a tourist area.
Since 2015, every December, there is a party called «El Calvario Puertas Abiertas». This activity is cataloged as an experience of artistic mediation aimed at socio-spatial integration between this neighborhood and the historic center of El Hatillo. In the 2018 edition I participated and made a record of what the neighborhood and this experience meant to me. Continúa leyendo El Calvario

Haras Anchieta

In 2009 I traveled with the Brazilian photography club F/508 to Gama district, in Brasilia. We visited the Haras Anchieta in search of some interesting images. The truth was my first time in a stable and what attracted my interest was the tranquility of the place and the beauty of the animals: horses, guard dogs, chickens, roosters. And the sky. An open sky that generated soft and warm beams of light and almost pictorial shadows. Of that adventure, these 13 images. Continúa leyendo Haras Anchieta

Go out, get out, come out

Going out on the street today in Caracas can be a risky bet, especially if it’s at night. To go out, to make public, to rebel, to defy the night, has always been a habit of the inhabitants of Caracas, of the youth of Caracas. Going out, making oneself public, rebelling against fear, against the darkness, is today a kind of cry that has become a slogan within some spaces of pro-citizen social action. As a photographer I have participated in this documenting this city reality for my personal archive and also for the Civil Association “Ciudad Laboratorio”, which since May 2017 has undertaken an audit of public spaces in Caracas. Continúa leyendo Go out, get out, come out

The night of lonely men

It is, rather, an interpretative look at what the presence of a man who walks alone, who waits alone, who observes around without anyone accompanying him, who seems to face only the night of one of the most dangerous cities in the world. It is a look towards fragility and adaptation. A look that seeks to understand and not demonstrate. A look that is based on its own uncertainty, its own precariousness, perhaps with the hope of finding that place where the true reason of fear is hidden. And that which may give him some strength in the face of so much strange nocturnality. Continúa leyendo The night of lonely men

The Night Watchers

From May to August 2018 the civil association «Caracas Laboratorio» executed an audit project of public spaces in 33 locations in Caracas, these included shopping centers, public squares and culture centers. The particularity of this audit was that it was carried out at night, from 18 to 21 hours, with the objective of determining the amount of pedestrian flow and the conditions under which it operates in those places. Fundamental aspects of the audit were the conditions of lighting, the security and presence of police or citizen attention agencies, the presence of spaces susceptible to becoming lairs for crime, and the use that people ended up giving to these spaces. Continúa leyendo The Night Watchers