I walk with my camera.
I am deeply attracted to the ordinary happenings in people’s lives. I am forever exploring stories and moments that keep my mind wandering, a state that has resulted in many sleepless nights. I try to give these generally unseen moments an important place in the history of urban life.
I am afraid that – unless I can make them stop and stare – people will not see what is in front of them.
I consider myself a Social Photographer. Due to my extensive use of documentary, street and journalistic photographic techniques, I have managed to capture the mundane in a way that makes people more interested in their daily social environments.
My prime purpose for capturing these images is to make people conscious about what happens before their eyes – the commonplace moments, things and events that would otherwise remain unseen. I’m trying to awaken empathy for the ordinary, to help ourselves avoid becoming trapped fully within our own selfish worlds.
Every image found in my works section responds to the aforementioned statement. Occasionally I stumble into peculiar social situations that deserve a deeper narrative, and each of these essays has a statement of its own.
All this is Everyday Unseen Light.
Federico Alegría (1989 - )
Federico Alegría is a Social Photographer who keeps watchful eye on his compositions, and exhibits a precise sense of dynamism. He achieves it through the actions of his subjects and the tension generated by the constant inclusion of lines in his images.
He is passionate about capturing unseen and everyday situations in different social contexts such as streets, public transportation, rural landscapes and the intimacy of people's lives. He defines himself as a Social Photographer with help from various peers all over the globe, and believes that Social Photography is an organic blend of:
- Candid Street Photography
- Street Portrait Photography
- Documentary Photography
He also believes that there is no exact recipe for making social photography, and that gaining people's trust is the most powerful tool for capturing the meaningful stories he pursues.
+ National Museum of Anthropology - El Salvador
(2017) - Positivism
(2016) - Environment
(2015) - Contrasts
+ Cultural Center of Spain
(2016) - Minimalism