Best Work by an Emerging Photographer | Nominee
Buenos Aires / AR http://marcosazulay.com
In a culture where we turn our backs on death, seen as a defeat to medical system and where euthanasia appears as a possible solution, San Camilo Hospice propose a society in which no one should live the end of life in abandonment and without comprehensive human care.
Since its foundation in 2002 San Camilo has become a point of reference for hospice care in Argentina, assisting more than 2000 people with life expectancy less than six months, and accompanying relatives and friends without discrimination. It pays special attention for those who lack economic resources or with no family support. Services are free and is sustained by donations and free work of 200 volunteers.
I took contact with the hospice in March 2019, aiming to record and share life stories of people in their last stage of life. A few months later I started volunteering, activity that I continue doing.
As someone who almost died of cancer in 2013 and had a heart attack in 2020, I am trying to make peace with death.
Marcos Azulay, born in Argentina.
Studies Graphic Design in Buenos Aires University (UBA).
After graduation, he works as a university teacher.
While studying design, he studies photography basics in university, and completes his studies in the National Photography School (ENFO).