Cristobal Olivares



Cristóbal Olivares is a documentary photographer with special interest in social affairs. He is the Co-founder of Buen Lugar Ediciones an independent publishing house focusing on zines and books about photography. In November 2015 he published the book “A-MOR” about femicide and domestic violence in Chile, which has been awarded as best photobook of the year by POY Iberoamerica. From 2014 to mid 2016 Olivares was part of the VII Photo Agency Mentor Program. He has been awarded with prizes, residences and grants from different organizations such as Open Society Foundations (USA), Photographic Museum of Humanity, FotoVisura (USA), PhotoEspaña, ENS (Colombia), National Council for the Culture and Arts (Chile), Images Singulières Festival (France), Querétaro Photofest (Mexico), FIFV (Chile), Rodrigo Rojas Denegri Award (Chile) and 12 times winner at the National Press Photo Awards (FotoPrensa) in Chile including the Photo of the Year. He currently works for different media outlets and NGO’s both in Chile and abroad. His photographs have been published and exhibited in Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, USA, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, UK, Germany, China and India.