Alex is a documentary photographer, specializing in intimate, human stories. He uses still photography, video and sound to capture the essence of those transitory and profoundly human moments.
Eugene Smith, Henri Cartier-Bresson
Words of Strength
Arts, creativity, honesty, helping others
To reduce the scale and impact of dementia, Alex believes we need to allow more multidisciplinary partnerships between the arts and science.
Alex is a photographer, documenting older Peruvians living in the country’s coast, mountain and jungle, with the aim of creating the first traveling, interdisciplinary exhibition of “aging in Peru” with the goal of generating social awareness of challenges surrounding aging.
Alex has had the opportunity to learn how social and environmental factors influence the lives of healthy and cognitively impaired older adults. He is interested in using photography to capture the key social and environmental forces that influence older adults.
The lack of access to medical care, exposure to violence and corruption, discrimination, and many other socioeconomic and demographic factors influence the aging trajectories of Peruvians. Despite these challenges, the majority of older Peruvians are active in their communities.