Cristóbal Olivares’s project addresses violence against women in Chile.
Olivares is a documentary photographer with an interest in contemporary social affairs, mostly with a focus on Latin America. He was born in Santiago, Chile where he continues to live and work. In 2009, after studying photography for three years, he traveled across Canada to develop a series of personal photographic projects. Based on this work, in 2013 he published his first photobook -42º (Ediciones la Visita, Chile). In 2014, Olivares co-founded an independent editorial initiative called Ediciones Buen Lugar and was selected as Young Photographer of the Year with the Rodrigo Rojas Denegri Award from the Chilean Ministry of Art.
In 2013, he received honorable mention for the Fotovisura Grant, honorable mention for the Photofest Querétaro Awards, and the Photographic Museum of Humanity’s New Generation Prize. Olivares is one of the subjects of the web documentary Rectángulo en el Ojo, about Chilean contemporary photographers, which launched in 2014. His photographs have been featured in two solo exhibitions in Santiago, Chile: -42º at Estación Mapocho (2012) and In Karen’s Name at Fotogaleria Arcos (2013). Group shows include, Legal Art Miami (USA, 2011), Ian Parry Scholarship Finalist Exhibition (UK 2012), and Valparaiso International Festival of Photography (2012, 2013, 2014). His work has been published in Der Spiegel, Ojo de Pez, The Clinic, and PAT Magazine. Olivares is currently represented by VII Photo/Mentor Program.