Photographs by Laia Albert Photo & Cinematograph
“Given the proximity between the neighborhood of La Boca and the nerve center of the city of Buenos Aires, the Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada, rises among colorful painted walls, a neighborhood identity and misery to The smell of “asado”, the tango, “the pibes” in the street, dogs and girls eating the same dish, art, hostility, precariousness and “endurance” coexist with extreme lashes at the end of its streets. Day by day, the constant fight to escape from realities imposed by non-elected characters. Women in the streets, dogs and children sharing bed and food, men absent until thirst arrives.
El aguante ‘tries to show these realities graphically, from each point of view of its protagonists. Girls not so much girls, mothers not so much absent and constant realities in a neighborhood where the color calls, and poverty turns off every corner.
The analogy and contrast of the black and white of this photographic series of 35 images, worked from the small and the medium format, set this sample of dualities and realities lived daily in the neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Faces, spaces, experiences, and situations go hand in hand in this photographic show that takes us for a moment to the most Creole Buenos Aires of the capital. “+info