SQEVNV (Siempre que estemos vivos nos veremos)
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“SQEVNV” is the last sentence Yair told me.
The mist enveloped Caracas, the crazy lustle of the city sounded like a funeral lament.
The consciousness of its own endings was at the same time terrible and sublime.
Everything was said. The emergency of life, the fascination for death, the downfall of the country.
I remembered two days earlier at the Gallina. The smell of blood mixed with rum, the excitement of each man. The chaotic energy of the city resonated in each fight like an unfolded and helplessly crying dance.
A month later, Yair was shot.
My wanderings in Latin America were crossed by other striking encounters. Each time I found this same insolent sensuality, like a furious provocation, like the scream of a teenager amused by danger, condemned and free at the same time.
This series of slideshows have been recorded in order to create new artistic and educational opportunities for the Futures Talents - the photographers that are part of Futures platform.
In 2020 Tbilisi Photo Festival has joined the FUTURES - Europe based photography platform co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union. Futures bring together the global photography community to support and nurture the professional development of emerging artists across the world.
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