Auckland Festival of Photography & Leica present Alejandro Cegarra (Venezuela).
The Festival is excited to present Award winning photojournalist, Alejandro Cegarra to share his experiences and ideas for his work, including internationally acclaimed series, 'Living with Hugo Chavez Legacy', which features the aftermath in Venezuela, four years after the country's decline into chaos following the death of long time leader Chavez. This searing and provocative work was funded by the Magnum Foundation.
"It happens every day, as sure as the sun rises over the biggest favela in Latin America in Caracas — death is one of the few guaranteed things you can find in Venezuela."
The presentation is being supported by Alejandro's attendance at the Talking Culture presented by Leica series where he will take part in a panel discussion on 'Fissure' theme on Saturday 1st June at 2pm.
After working for a year at an advertising agency called Creative Army and only viewing photography as a hobby, Alejandro decided to pursue photography more fully. In early 2013, he started filling in for other photographers at the largest newspaper in Venezuela, Ultimas Noticias. Simultaneously he worked for two other newspapers, Ciudad Caracas and 2001. Since that same year until the present, Alejandro has been working as a stringer for Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, Paris Match, Stern, Pulitzer Center, Sunday Times Magazine, Veja, Univision, NPR, US News and World Report and has been published in other major media outlets as,TIME, L’ Express and LFI. Alejandro started getting recognition for his work with winning the Leica Oskar Barnack newcomer 2014 Award. He is currently based in Mexico City.
Free to attend.