Photographer becoming from an architecture formation focused on territorial issues and sociocultural conflicts.
From Chile, currently based in London
This long-term visual investigation portrays the relationship that exists between extractive mining processes and the social and cultural displacements that occur.
For almost two centuries, the Atacama Desert has been a constant source of mineral resource extraction. The "Nitrate Offices" have left the mark of an era of riches and bad practices. Today the situation is repeated as an exact cycle: what was nitrate passed to copper and today it turns to lithium. Lithium is the "White petrol" but today, the governments are not prepared to regulate these activities. Water rights are being sold to mining companies and local communities can't develop agriculture.