Javier Alvarez is a Chilean documentary photographer focused on social issues and human rights in neglected communities. After completing a BFA in Photography in Santiago de Chile, Javier worked as a freelance editorial and press photographer for agencies in São Paulo, Brazil, and Santiago de Chile. His projects have been exhibited, published, granted and/or distributed in Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Brazil, Sweden, Canada, Italy, France, and the U.S. In addition to his personal and commissioned work, he is a contributor to the Brazilian activist and independent journalistic platform MidiaNinja. firstname.lastname@example.org Brooklyn, NY.
Grants and Awards
2020 Aperture - Fotografiska Summer Open - USA 2020 Reminders Photography Stronghold grant - Japan 2020 FONDART Grant - CNCA (Chilean National Endowment for the Arts)
2019 Nominee 6x6 Latin America World Press Photo
2018 1º Prize Festival 14º ParatyEmFoco with Predio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2018 1º Prize Reportage category "Culture" in National Press Photo Awards, Chile.
2017 Honorable Mention "Arts and Culture" in National Press Photo Awards, Chile.
2016 Rodrigo Rojas de Negri Grant / Nominee, Chilean grant for young photographers.
2016 1º Portfolio Prize, Valparaíso International Photography Festival (FIFV).
2015 Latin American Joop Swart Masterclass 2015 World Press Photo / Nominee
2015 Joop Swart Masterclass 2015 World Press Photo / Nominee.
2012 Selected for 2nd Anthology of Chilean Young Photography - Museum of Contemporary Art - Chile
Formation 2018 David Alan Harvey mentorship.
2013 Artist Residence Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Valparaiso International Photography
2013 BFA Photography at ARCOS (Arts and Communication Institute), Santiago de Chile.
2012 Workshop Samuel Aranda, World Press Photo/Telefonica, Santiago de Chile.
2012 Artist residence, "El Album Familiar". Valparaíso International Photography Festival (FIFV).
2019 Aperture / Fotografiska NYC - Information - USA, NY 2019 CPAC Annual Show - Denver CO, USA.
2018 THE FENCE, United Photo Industries - Denver CO, USA.
2017/18 National Press Photo Awards, CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS, CERRILLOS
2017 (SOLO) PREDIO Estación Mapocho, Santiago de Chile
2015 National Press Photo Awards, CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS, CERRILLOS
2013 2° Anthology of young photographers. Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago.
2012 'El Álbum Familiar', a public exhibition. Valparaiso International Photography Festival (FIFV).