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Eight years ago sixty homeless families in the Brazilian state of Salvador de Bahia decided to build new lives for themselves in the ruins of an old chocolate factory. Since then the population in the complex has grown to 129 families. In these accommodation – which further disintegrates after each rainy season, necessitating internal moves – they try to build a dignified existence. All of the problems of the street – drugs, violence, prostitution – are also be be found within the complex. Liste sees a living space like this as a continuation of a long Brazilian tradition, which began with quilombos, small hamlets where fugitive slaves found refuge. Once again the underprivileged come together, but this time in an urban setting.
Sebastian Liste (Spain, 1985) studied sociology at the Universidad Nacional Educacion a Distancia in Madrid, and photojournalism at the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, the city where he lives and works. In his work he investigates both intimate, personal stories and wider social and cultural changes. In 2010 Getty Images proclaimed him an emerging talent on reportage photography.
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