In occasion of the European Month of Photography, GJS is proud to present the whole project “HERIDAS” by ALFREDO SRUR for the first time in Europe in a temporary POP-UP Gallery in Berlin.
Alfredo Srur’s Heridas is a visual exploration of life on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. For this series, the photographer spent eight years investigating the social dynamics of San Fernando, a poorly regulated neighborhood with frequent outbreaks of violence. With the help of Carlos, a local gang leader and the protagonist of this series, Srur’s poetic gaze captured the complexities of life on the edge of society.
These are photographs that challenge our common assumptions about marginality. They bear testimony to a world unknown to most of us; a world where harshness and affection live side by side. Srur’s black and white photographs show the intimate moments that forge the notion of a local community, the only protective shield against social exclusion. With an outstanding eye for composition and light, Srur tells us a story of broken toys, broken dreams, and the tenderness that permeates the shadows of the shantytown.
Alfredo Srur was born in Buenos Aires in 1977. He studied film production at the University of California, where he first came into contact with photography. For 15 years he has developed documentary projects in Colombia, Honduras, Ecuador, Paraguay Argentina and Peru. Alfredo Srur lives and works in Buenos Aires,