Pablo Corral Vega: Stories That Drive Change Speaker Highlight

Photo by Pablo Corral Vega.

The next tremendous speaker we would like to highlight from our upcoming Latin America: Stories That Drive Change seminar in Miami is Pablo Corral Vega, one of the most important individuals in photojournalism today. Corral is the founder and director … Continue reading

“The New Culture of Violence in Latin America” from Sebastian Liste

SALVADOR DE BAHIA, BRAZIL – MAY, 22 2010: Melanie (22) with her two sons in a small shack in an abandoned chocolate factory in Salvador de Bahia. In spite of the extreme conditions in which they live, this factory in ruins has become a home for the family, on May 22, 2010 in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. Despite the lack of socio-economic support from the government, they have managed to make a safe place for themselves to live, and form a community of their own, which is safer that the alternatives available to them. However they are currently being evicted by the government due to being there illegally. Sebastian Liste/Reportage by Getty Images

Sebastian Liste is the 2014 Alexia Foundation Professional Grant Recipient for his project, “The New Culture of Violence in Latin America.” “I seek to create a visual document that condemns and raises awareness of the gravity of the current situation … Continue reading

Sebastián Liste to Exhibit at Visa pour l’Image, Perpignan

VISTAHERMOSA PRISON, CIUDAD BOLIVAR, VENEZUELA - MARCH 2013:
Members of the "carro" run a routine check in the prison. The "carro" is the armed group of inmates guards who take care of the prison. The chief of all of them in the called "pran", who have the control of the whole prison. The militaries who control the prion from outside are not allowed to enter inside the prison from the last 5 years. Since the prisoner took the control of the prion to improve their living conditions. Now they do whatever they want inside and organize racketeering in the city from the inside.

2014 Alexia Professional Winner, Sebastián Liste has been selected to exhibit his “On the Inside: Venezuelan Prisons Under Inmate Control” in the 2014 Visa pour l’Image festival in Perpignan, France. Inside, the inmates live and die in a world of … Continue reading

“The New Culture of Violence in Latin America” from Sebastián Liste

CARACAS, VENEZUELA - APRIL 2013: "Sicario" showing his gun. He is just 18 years old and he already killed more than 30 people. Those armed kids control the drug traffic in their neighborhood close from downtown Caracas, Venezuela. In Venezuela more than 25,000 people got killed 2013. The number of killed has risen steadily since Hugo Chavez took the power of the country in 1999. Sebastian Liste/Reportage for Getty Images

As we announced last week, Sebastián Liste has been named the recipient of the 2014 Alexia Foundation Professional Grant. His work, “The New Culture of Violence in Latin America,” examines the violence that, having begun with the brutality of the … Continue reading