I became aware of Sebastian Liste’s images a while ago and found his Urban Quilombo project interesting. I think there are elements resembling Miron Zownir and Boogie’s approach within his work and considering they are a few of my favourite photographers the connection is a good thing. Sebastian Liste was born in 1985 in Alicante, Spain. He obtained a Bachelors degree in Sociology at UNED, and a Masters of Arts in Photojournalism at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is a photographer and a sociologist working across many aspects of contemporary life in Latin America and the Mediterranean Sea area, regions where he grew up and which he knows well. He is currently living between Brazil and Spain. When describing this work he states:
“This project is a testimony of a place that no longer exists.
In 2003, dozens of families occupied the “Galpao da Araujo Barreto”, an abandoned chocolate factory in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. Prior to establishing themselves in this place, these families lived throughout the dangerous streets of the city, but tired of living with so much violence and despair they came together to seize this deserted factory, which lay in ruins, and they transformed it into a home for themselves.
Since 2009, I have been documenting the community of Barreto. From my studies in sociology, I understood that this was a unique community. This vast subculture within the greater city became one extended family. They created a microcosm in which the problems of drugs, prostitution and violence could be tackled with the support of the community.”
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