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INAUGURATION EXHIBITION "Latidoamerica" ​​by Javier Arcenillas, Winner of World Press Photo 2018 (05/06/2018)

Next Thursday, July 7 at 8:00 pm, the exhibition "Latidoamerica" ​​will be inaugurated, which is Javier Arcenillas' last major photographic project (Bilbao 1973), winner of the World Press Photo 2018 in the long-distance project category just a few months ago.

The act itself will attend the author who stops in the region after showing this excellent and crude portrait of the violence in Central America in Amsterdam, Barcelona, ​​Seville, Valencia and Castelln.

The show will be available until the 29th of this month in Alhama de Murcia thanks to the commitment to culture, and in particular to photography, the excellent City Council of Alhama and its Department of Culture and Heritage.

Immediately after the act, the author will hold a conference in the Roman vault of the Los Arqueololico Museum, where besides showing Latidoamerica in depth, he will talk about other works carried out during his 25 year career as a photojournalist and documentalist around the world , including his work UFO-Presences winner of the 6th RM Photobook Contest this year and candidate for the Best Photography Book of the year 2018, organized by PhotoEspaa.

Central America is one of the most violent places in the world with more than 20,000 violent deaths per year.

Robberies and murders are present in daily life, fueled by an ineffective domestic policy, the uncontrollable drug trafficking to the United States, the conflict in the neighborhoods of Maras or control of the border by the Zetas.

Violence is rooted in hunger.

The training of young people and children to use them as assassins is common, attracted by the ease of making quick money.

This process converts the children of the poorest strata of society into precursors of death.

72.8% of the victims are between 15 and 39 years old.

Javier Arcenillas has worked in the area for more than 9 years to reach the front line of violence.

His work makes a social portrait of the consequences, goes into the places of death, in families, the police system and the life of hit men.

Some of the images are not recommended for the viewer because of their high violent content.

To the question of whether he did not bother teaching the harshness of a shooting the author replies: "I do not pretend to disrespect by teaching images about death, as a photojournalist my job is to teach the problem, to talk about reality.

I have never pretended to do a work dedicated exclusively to "red notes" (The red note is the name given to the news of events in Latin America) That would have been too easy since the violence and the shootings are constant and daily ". photos to assassins and so much to victims, but try not to judge, is the killer guilty? Yes ... but what do we know about them? Why have they come to that? Probably they are the result of a consequence and that consequence is what I try to find out ... in a psychologically disturbed society, in my opinion one of the reasons why the situation is so is poor social planning, and insufficient and not very qualitative public education. , but in education When I'm there I do my job to understand and understand, I try to empathize with them and with the situation.

Source: Agencias

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