Cristobal Olivares

Chile

Documentary photographer with special interest in social issues and the use of the image as a way to generate audiences. Co-founder of Buen Lugar, an independent publishing initiative that publishes photography books and zines. 

From 2014 to mid-2016 he was part of the VII Mentor Program of the VII Photo agency. In 2019 he was named a Magnum Foundation fellow. In 2021 his project La Eternidad del Mañana about police violence against Mapuche children and youth was nominated for video of the year and winner of second place in the World Press Photo contest. He has been awarded prizes, residencies and grants from different organizations. 

In 2019 he was named a Magnum Foundation fellow. In 2021 his project La Eternidad del Mañana, about police violence against Mapuche children and youth, was nominated for video of the year and won second place in the World Press Photo contest. 

He has been awarded prizes, residencies and grants from different organizations such as Magnum Foundation, World Press Photo, MAST Foundation for Photography Grant (Italy), Open Society Foundation (USA), POY Latam, Sony World Photography Awards (UK), Photographic Museum of Humanity, FotoVisura (USA), PhotoEspaña, ENS (Colombia), Fondart (Chile), Images Singulières Festival (France), Querétaro Photofest (Mexico), FIFV (Chile), Rodrigo Rojas Denegri Award (Chile) and 15 times winner in different categories of Fotoprensa in Chile including photo of the year in 2017.

He is one of the protagonists in the documentaries " Rectángulo en el Ojo" about contemporary Chilean photographers and in "A Conscious Dream" of the Photographic Museum of Humanity.

With the support of the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage of Chile and the Directorate of Cultural Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile.

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