Exhibition

Alfredo Srur - Heridas

22.Oct - 17.Dec 2016

Exhibitions > Alfredo Srur – Heridas

Event Details
30.Sep @ 7:00 PM

Free Admission

Galerie Julian Sander
Cäcilienstr. 48 50667 Köln
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Alfredo Srur
Born 1977 in Buenos Aires, Argentina Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alfredo Srur

Heridas

 

Galerie Julian Sander shows Alfredo Srur’s “Heridas” for the first time in Europe.

The photo series “Heridas” by the Argentinian photographer Alfredo Srur will be exhibited for the very first time in Europe as part of the festival EMOP Berlin – the European Month of Photography 2016, and further at Galerie Julian Sander in Cologne, opening on October 22.

Latin America is often described as one of the most violent regions in the world. Reasons for criminality and violence are complex, yet the urban areas characterized by their lack of law and order are specifically prone to outbreaks of violence — from the bottom up and top down. The same is true for San Fernando, a district on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. In 2002, Srur was invited by a human rights activist to visit the neighbourhood, 30 km away from the city center.
There, on February 6th 1999, a 17 years old boy was murdered by the police inside his own house. The kid was known as “El Frente Vital”, and he was praised for being an outlaw that turned his awareness of social justice into action by helping the poor. Driven by a mix of curiosity and fascination, Srur spent the next eight years of his life investigating what’s been alien to him, the social codes and dynamics of the neighborhood. There he met Carlos, a gang leader and “Vital’s” best friend. Carlos is the protagonist of this series; the photographer’s alter ego. He invited Srur to become part of his world and to experience life through his eyes.
Srur’s photographs explore the complex reality of people living on the edge of society, in an attempt to demystify the common assumptions about marginality. They are the result of an encounter between two sides of Argentinian society that were never supposed to come together. With an outstanding sense for composition and light, Alfredo Srur tells a story of broken toys, broken dreams and tenderness that pervades the shadows of shantytown.
Alfredo Srur was born in Buenos Aires in 1977. He studied film production at the University of California, where he first came into contact with photography. He attended a photography workshop held by Jorge Saenz from 1999 to 2001 and has been studying at Eduardo Gil’s Photographic Aesthetics Workshop in 2005. For 16 years he has been developing documentary projects in Colombia, Honduras, Ecuador, Argentina and Peru. In 2013 he acquired the photographic archive of Harry Grant Olds, one of the most important photographers working in Latin America in the beginning of the 20th Century. Two years later he founded the Centro de Investigación Fotográfico Histórico Argentino (Cifha) in his hometown Buenos Aires where Srur lives and works.

Event Details
30.Sep @ 7:00 PM

Free Admission

Galerie Julian Sander
Cäcilienstr. 48 50667 Köln
Download
Alfredo Srur
Born 1977 in Buenos Aires, Argentina Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alfredo Srur
Camila, sobrina de Carlos, 2003

Alfredo Srur
Carlitos at Police Station

Alfredo Srur
Carlitos' House

Alfredo Srur
Carlitos´Birthday with Camila

Alfredo Srur
Carlito´s Brother Juan Manuel and his son

Alfredo Srur
Grave of Frente Vital

Alfredo Srur
Hospital of San Fernando

Alfredo Srur
Lucas, Carlos' nephew

Alfredo Srur
Mary, Carlos' mother