Alvaro Pena (ORAVLA) first taught analog photography and traditional photo developing techniques in his university's astrophotography club. He then worked as an event photographer and as a studio photographer in Spain.
Personal projects - In 2012 he created IMANI, photography for solidarity, in Tanzania. The project highlighted traditional lifestyles in African tribes and functioned as a fundraising initiative for local NGOs. The Book IMANI was designed and published in 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania. In 2017 he developed the project SILENCIOS, in Argentina. The project featured a reflection about the “need for silence” by combining photography, poetry, and music. The project culminated in a short film that was subtitled in four languages and presented in international film festivals. He is now working on ASPHALT, a visual reflection on the human ambition for growth.
🇮🇩 Currently living in Jakarta, Indonesia 🇮🇩