Ignacio Coló – Chacarita

August 23, 2011

I posted about Nacho Coló last year about his work La Seguridad. At the time he only had a flickr stream. I recently found out he launched a website. I figured this would be a good excuse to write again about his work. His website has a lot of new work, including the series Chacarita.

© Nachó Coló, from the series Chacarita

The series deals with the neighborhood of the same name. Located roughly in the geographical center of  of Buenos Aires [the city, not it’s suburbs], the neighborhood is usually just a place you pass through, either on your way to the suburbs, by train, or to the hereafter, Chacarita being home to the city’s largest cemetery.

Mixing portraits, street scenes, and details in an open and free way, the series nicely captures the feel of Buenos Aires’ barrios  as well as showing Coló’s senstive eye when it comes to photographing people and things.

© Nachó Coló, from the series Chacarita

© Nachó Coló, from the series Chacarita

© Nachó Coló, from the series Chacarita

Coló has also updated his series on the neighborhood security guards, now called La Seguridad y los perros, which is definitely worth checking out.

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