Vladmir Marcano is a Venezuelan documentary photographer born in Caracas in 1971. His most recent work El Mal (RM Art books, 2017) portrays the village of Barraquitas, a community of fishermen at the shores of Lake Maracaibo affected by alarming poverty and genetic illness; Barraquitas is considered to have the major focus of Huntington's disease in the world today. His heartbreaking vision, resulting in a collection of intimate photographies, reveals up-close the ravages of this neurodegenerative condition and the intimacy of a unique village severely appalled by poverty.
Since 2009 Vladimir Marcano has also created stories for The Guardian (UK) and Bloomberg News, diving deep into the themes of Venezuelan political crisis and social street action. Following community leaders, student groups and politicians in the midst of urban chaos, this stream of work is loaded with both sociopolitical meaning and and artistic finesse, revealing his unique capacity to being immersed in turbulent situations while being 'invisible'.
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