‘What these images represent are the ideals that have been created in the urban world. People on the street have become mainstream and in the process part of our city decor. We see them all the time, like the monuments we never bother to get close to and understand their history.’
‘They sleep the night away and often never wake to see the next sunrise. They are the city and they are its true inhabitants, surviving it on a daily basis, occupying it every night, paying for their space, often with their own blood.’
Carlos Cazalis’ (b. 1969 in Mexico City) work has been exhibited widely in Latin America and Europe, including Visa Pour L’Image and Noorderlicht. His images have appeared in Le Monde, L’Espresso, The New York Times, National Geographic, Stern, Asahi and The Guardian, among others. He has won the World Press Photo Award with his images of the homeless of São Paulo.