THEY ARE AMONG US BUT THE REALITY OF THOSE EXCLUDED BY SOCIETY IS ONE OF THE MOST UNKNOWN FOR CITIZENS AND MINISTRIES; THIS PERPETUATES THE STIGMA, FEEDING BAD MYTHS AND PREJUDICES THAT OFTEN WE HAVE ABOUT THESE PEOPLE
Long-term documentary project on social exclusion, a problem that runs silent across world's cities. Unglamorous and large stigmatized, an unknown and uncomfortable matter that extends alarmingly and increasingly more vulnerable strata and affects heterogeneous profiles. Job losses, evictions, marital breakups, family problems or addictions are common denominators for people that at one point check the world over. The average extended stay in street is seven years and although the average age is around fifty, increasingly young and old people subjected to living without walls and without consistent social structures. They are mainly men, women remain more solid social bonds, two out of three has higher education and many has a degree. Barcelona and Madrid are the cities most affected in country, some organizations have the resources to processes of social and labor reinsertion for homeless and people at risk of social exclusion; workshops, living structures or activities that promote self-esteem, the practice of leisure and sports ... Some of the users get to tell success stories and find work, family or enough reasons to go ahead, others suffer continued relapses to finally disappear. Development Foundation for Social Research and Applied Sociology warns that inequality indicators are very stable over time, so the situation is in danger to become chronic.
(2017) Fujifilm International Festival - Portugal
(2015) International Photography Awards - US
(2015) International Image Festival - Mexico
(2015) Moscow Int'l Foto Awards - Russia
(2014) GEA PHOTOWORDS - Spain