04 Feb, 2022
In Buenos Aires the dirty waters of Riachuelo delimit borders and people who have their houses in its proximity live in alarming conditions. On one side it is Capital Federal on the other it is Avellaneda, here Buenos aires there the Province. One of the suburbs on the river is called Isla Maciel founded by Italian immigrants and port workers. People who live in neighborhood like this are often labeled as criminals, discriminated, relieved of any opportunity to improve their status, to have access to structures that can help them or achieve a different job and future for themselves and their families. Amores Perros is the story of some adolescents. Their stories are the stories of many Argentinean boys and girls who grow up on the streets. Wrath, pain, impotence, misery not only economic are their daily lives. Everyone has inherited this situation by many factors: a family that doesn’t exist, violent, addicted or alcoholic parents, an absent government that ignores suburbs, a police often corrupt and accomplice who often comes to terms with the narcos. They have no life’s expectations. Being together is the only way to support each other, spending their days walking without rest looking for food, relieving anger in their raps, loving carnally and, at the same time, fighting like dogs. Abandoned people who organize themselves to not die. Some guys struggle to keep themselves from dying, others let themselves go with no chances to come back. Amores Perros is part of a long-term project about life in the suburbs of Latinamerica through the stories of young generation.
Karl Mancini (b.1978) is an Italian documentary photographer based out of Rome and Buenos Aires. He studied photojournalism in New York at the International Center of Photography (ICP). Since 2001 he has worked in more than 90 countries, with a particular preference for Asia and South America, as a freelance photojournalist and writer, following socio-historical and political events and focusing on issues such as gender violence (to which he is working on since 12 years) war aftermaths, minorities, human rights, migration, the tragic story of landmines (to which he has dedicated years of work) . His long-term work "Ni Una Menos" about the feminicide and the violence against women has been awarded, among others, at the Sony World Photography Award, Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award, Days Japan International Photojournalism Award, Photon Award, Gomma Grant and Kolga Awards. His works have also been exhibited in USA, England, Russia, Australia, India, Japan, Italy, Spain, Greece, Georgia, Canada, Switzerland and in many important international festivals, earning him several awards in many prestigious competitions. His stories have been featured in some of the most prominent magazines and newspapers from all over the world and he regularly collaborate with International NGOs and international magazines and newspapers such as Newsweek, Stern Magazin, Der Spiegel, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, CNN, Internazionale, El pais, El Mundo, Die Zeit, Courrier International, 6Mois, NZZ, L\'Espresso, Io Donna and many others. In 2014 he was selected as one of the Emerging European Talents by the online magazine LensCulture and was one of the finalists at Portfolio Italia-Fiaf. In 2015 he published a book, ITALIANSKIJ, about the Italian community in Crimea persecuted during the Stalinian Purges. From Jan,2014 to Feb, 2017 he has collaborated with the Echo Photojournalism as staff photographer. He\'s currently freelance and he\'s working on violence against women extending his long term project "Ni una Menos" to the other countries in the world where the situation is alarming. At the same time he\\\'s working on another long term "La Linea Invisible" about life in the suburbs of South America through the eyes of the youngsters.