manaurequintero Manaure Quintero

Manaure Quintero (Caracas, 1985) is a Venezuelan freelance photographer and videographer based in Portugal. His work is based on documentary, essay, editorial and photojournalism. He has worked on several national newspaper since 2010, is among the prominent and El Universal newspaper Ultimas Noticias, has also collaborated with News Agency EFE (Spain) since 2012. Now he is also working on Storytelling, Video Documentary, Short Documentary.

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Different Worlds for Afghan and Syria...
Athens
By Manaure Quintero
08 Aug 2015

Nearly 50,000 people have illegally entered in Greece, mostly migrants from Afghanistan and Syria. Afghans, with help from the local Afghan community, have taken shelter in an unofficial camp in the Pedion Areos park in Athens, as Greek authorities have failed to formulate a coherent policy on how to handle this massive wave of illegal immigration. Non-governmental charities and civilians try to help, providing food and clothing. In other hand, most Syrian migrants arriving in Athens spend their times in hostels until they find the way to leave. Most of them risked their lives crossing the sea from Turkey in dangerous, overcrowded boats. This is their first stop on their way to continue north through the Balkans to more affluent European countries such as Germany or Sweden.

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Child Labor in Venezuela's Andes
Pueblo Llano, Venezuela
By Manaure Quintero
07 Nov 2014

Pueblo Llano is at 800 km from Caracas, Venezuela's capital. This little town inside Los Andes is the main potatoes and carrot producer in the country. However, and despite the successful market with multinational companies like Frito-Lay as one the biggest clients, Pueblo Llano have deep social issues interconnected between them, child labor and high suicide rates.
Their main job is to plant and care for the crops of potatoes and carrots, using several toxic pesticides most of them prohibited by international laws. The landlord provides them with a precarious home, food and a US$ 1 daily salary. At harvest time, they make money depending on how many bags (of 70 Kg each) can be filled and carried down from the steep mountains.
The isolation of the town and the hard market between farmers make this town a place for avarice, most of the children from 9 to 13 years old leave the school and begin to work on the fields dreaming about making tons of money, however, the harvest not always become as they expected and, in some cases, they took their own lives away as the easiest exit.

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Venezuela Unrest - Inside Guarimba, S...
San Cristobal, Venezuela
By Manaure Quintero
30 Mar 2014

Protests that spread nationwide in Venezuela began in San Cristóbal, a college town located 800 km away from Caracas in the western State of Tachira. Last February, a university student was sexually assaulted on campus by one of the bodyguards of the governor of Tachira. This attempt rape sparked outrage among students who had been asking the State government for improved security measures to contain rampant crime on campus. Students and civil society groups rapidly took the street to demand justice, causing a wave of local protests. Within two weeks, that one protest in San Cristobal had snowballed into a nationwide popular uprising.

Since February, the opposition is protesting against Nicolas Maduro, who succeed Hugo Chavez a year ago, despite the brutal repression. The contestation that started among students has turned into a face to face between Maduro's supporters and opponents. Insecurity and a disastrous economic situation, while the country owns one of the most important oil reserves on the planet, have lead to a violent uprising.

The average number of homicides culminates at 25,000 per year. This number does not include extortions, robberies, kidnappings and assaults. When Chavez was first elected in 1998, homicides only reached 5,000.

Economic crisis, recurrent shortages and inflation have plagued the country. Inflation rate hit 53% in 2013. The poorest were the most affected. Shortage of goods are recurrent. In supermarkets, shelves are almost empty. Cattle farming and agriculture used to be very developed in Venezuela : now the country has to import almost everything.

"Guarimba" is a word used in Venezuela to describe makeshift barricades used against the paramilitary police units. It was popularized by former President Hugo Chavez during similar protests in 2004.

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Protestors Clash with National Guard ...
Caracas, Venezuela
By Manaure Quintero
02 Mar 2014

Protesters clash with National Guard of Venezuela in Altamira neighborhood in Caracas on March 2 and 3. This is the 20th day of protest in Venezuela against President Nicolas Maduro's Government after two people died in demonstrations on February 12, 2014.

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Protests Continue in Caracas
Caracas, Venezuela
By Manaure Quintero
25 Feb 2014

People from Miranda State demonstrated against the Venezuelan government, walking along the Pan American highway for about 14km, including people from Los Teques city, Carrizal city and San Antonio city.

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Women Demonstrate in Caracas
Caracas, Venezuela
By Manaure Quintero
26 Feb 2014

On February 26, women in Caracas wear white and walk to the General Headquarters of the Venezuelan National Guard, asking to stop oppression against students and protestors and release political prisoners.

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Venezuela Student Protests
By Manaure Quintero
12 Feb 2014

In the protests that have turned violent in Venezuela, at least 10 people were killed and more than a hundred were injured, as thousands continue to take to the streets, asking the Venezuelan Government to release students who were detained during protests in San Cristobal City. People are demonstrating against the government's crackdown on dissent, restrictions of freedom of speech and the arrest of Leopoldo Lopez.

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Venezuela Student Protests
By Manaure Quintero
12 Feb 2014

Demonstrators asking the Venezuelan Government to release detained students during protests in San Cristobal City.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
23 Jul 2015

Afghan comrades says goodbye to immigrants who take the bus to Thessaloniki and the beginning of their journey to northern Europe.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
23 Jul 2015

An Afghan family checks their bus tickets to Thessaloniki, a 7-hour trip to the city nearest the Macedonian border.

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Pedios Areos
By Manaure Quintero
23 Jul 2015

An Afghan family leaves Pedion Areos Park in the middle of the night to catch a bus to Thessaloniki for cross the border to Macedonia in their way to Germany.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
25 Jul 2015

Syrian Children play in Omonia Square in central Athens, while their relatives prepare the bus trip to Thessaloniki.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
25 Jul 2015

Syrians who are already established in Athens help migrants catch the bus to Thessaloniki from Omonia Square. Thessaloniki is a city close to the Macedonian border. At that point, smugglers ask for money to guide migrants through an illegal border crossing by foot.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
25 Jul 2015

Janeiro Bar, located in Omonia Square in the center of Athens, provides Syrian immigrants menus written in Arabic, free wifi and affordable food.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
26 Jul 2015

A Syrian migrant plays music on a computer inside Janeiro Bar. Janeiro Bar is a popular place in Omonia Square for Syrian immigrants because its owner has prepared the place with menus written in Arabic, and offers free wifi and affordable food.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
25 Jul 2015

A Syrian child travels with a group of Syrians in the Athens metro from Piraeus port to Omonia Square, the most common place where migrants gather when they first arrive in Athens.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
26 Jul 2015

Afghan migrants play at night inside Pedion Areos Park after a warm day in Athens. The summer is the best season of the year to cross the Mediterranean from Turkey to the Greek islands.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
24 Jul 2015

Afghan teenagers plays with water while they wash their body and clothes in the improvised refugee camp inside Pedion Areos Park.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
26 Jul 2015

Women spend their days taking care of their households inside Pedion Areos Park.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
23 Jul 2015

Members of the Afghan community in Athens leave the Pedion Areos Park after making donations to their countrymen. Many Afghans who lives in Greece help these migrants to reach more prosperous countries in the EU like Germany and France.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
24 Jul 2015

A young Afghan prays behind the tents in the improvised refugee camp of Pedion Areos Park.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
24 Jul 2015

A women tries to cool her son who has fever inside a tent in the improvised refugee camp in Pedion Areos Park.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
24 Jul 2015

Panagiotis Andronikidis is an Athenian who spends hours every day helping Afghans and entertaining children in Pedion Areos Park.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
24 Jul 2015

Survival guides handed out by the Greek Council of Refugees litter the ground in Pedion Areos Park.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
23 Jul 2015

An Afghan woman browses on the internet with her smartphone while her baby sleeps in the improvised refugee camp on Pedion Areos Park in Athens.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
25 Jul 2015

Afghan children play in the Pedion Areos park, an improvised refugee camp in central Athens. Almost 60% of the population are children. Everyday approximately 100 people come and go, and around 400 people live here in 75 tents.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
25 Jul 2015

People hang their clothes between tents in Pedion Areos Park. Afghan migrants try to move on with daily life while waiting for the right moment to try to move to northern European countries.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
24 Jul 2015

Greek civilians and non-profit organisations provide tents to those who arrive without a place to sleep when they get into the Pedion Areos Park in Athens.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
23 Jul 2015

The greek government provides an identification document that allows a 30 days stay for Afghans and six months for Syrians. However, this document doesn't permit migrants to cross borders, so those people remain unrecognized.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
25 Jul 2015

A group of Syrian migrants waits in Piraeus metro station to go to Omonia square, a popular place for Syrians who arrive in Athens for the first time.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
25 Jul 2015

A syrian migrant walks with her son in Piraeus port after their arrival by ferry from Mytilene, one of the islands where immigrants arrive after crossing by boat from Turkey.

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Athens, Greece
By Manaure Quintero
23 Jul 2015

An 18 month-old Afghan baby sleeps on a carpet in Pedion Areos Park in Athens, Greece.

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Pueblo Llano, Venezuela
By Manaure Quintero
31 Oct 2014

Several empty packages of pesticides are seen around the fields, schools, houses and neighborhoods in Pueblo Llano without warning. Pesticides are the main weapon of suicide in agriculture zones around the world.

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Pueblo Llano, Venezuela
By Manaure Quintero
06 Nov 2014

Josein, a 13 year old worker, prepares his gloves during a potatoes harvest. Pueblo Llano is the main potatoes and carrot producer of Venezuela, most of the children leave the school to start working with the crops at the age of 9.

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Pueblo Llano, Venezuela
By Manaure Quintero
31 Oct 2014

Teenager workers drive a motorbike inside the town of Pueblo Llano, Venezuela. Most of the children who leave the school in Pueblo Llano dreams about getting a motorbike or a big truck to get the girls' attention.

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Pueblo Llano, Venezuela
By Manaure Quintero
04 Nov 2014

Teenagers mark some words in a wall inside Pueblo Llano's cemetery. In this place women have been raped several times by drunk men. One of the reasons of suicides in Pueblo Llano is related with relationship problems.

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Pueblo Llano, Venezuela
By Manaure Quintero
07 Nov 2014

A 14 year old girl work on a carrots harvest in Pueblo Llano, Venezuela. Pueblo Llano is the main potatoes and carrot producer of Venezuela, most of the children leave the school to start working with the crops at the age of 9.

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Pueblo Llano, Venezuela
By Manaure Quintero
07 Nov 2014

The hands of workers after a day of work on a carrots harvest. Pueblo Llano, Venezuela. Pueblo Llano is the main potatoes and carrot producer of Venezuela, most of the children leave the school to start working with the crops at the age of 9.

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Pueblo Llano, Venezuela
By Manaure Quintero
06 Nov 2014

A teenager works on a potatoes harvest in Pueblo Llano, Venezuela. Pueblo Llano is the main potatoes and carrot producer of Venezuela, most of the children leave the school to start working with the crops at the age of 9.

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Pueblo Llano, Venezuela
By Manaure Quintero
07 Nov 2014

Gerson is 17, he came from Colombia at the age of 12 to work in Pueblo Llano. Venezuela. Pueblo Llano is the main potatoes and carrot producer of Venezuela, most of the children leave the school to start working with the crops at the age of 9.

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Pueblo Llano, Venezuela
By Manaure Quintero
06 Nov 2014

A group of children laborers take cover from the cold rain during work on a potatoes field in Pueblo Llano, Venezuela. Pueblo Llano is the main potatoes and carrot producer of Venezuela, most of the children leave the school to start working with the crops at the age of 9.

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Pueblo Llano, Venezuela
By Manaure Quintero
07 Nov 2014

A group of children laborers between 12 and 19 years old work on a carrots harvest in Pueblo Llano, Venezuela. Pueblo Llano is the main potatoes and carrot producer of Venezuela, most of the children leave the school to start working with the crops at the age of 9.

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Pueblo Llano, Venezuela
By Manaure Quintero
31 Oct 2014

It is common to see children playing with their toys around the crops in Los Andes, that is how easy children can obtain pesticides that farmers leave behind in the fields. In Pueblo Llano, pesticides are the main weapon for suicides in agriculture zones around the world.

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Pueblo Llano, Venezuela
By Manaure Quintero
31 Oct 2014

Luis is 11 and prefers to help the adults harvest crops than to go to school in Pueblo Llano, Venezuela. Pueblo Llano is the main potatoes and carrot producer of Venezuela, most of the children leave the school to start working with the crops at the age of 9.

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Pueblo Llano, Venezuela
By Manaure Quintero
04 Nov 2014

Cemetery of Pueblo Llano, Venezuela, a town with the highest suicide rate in Venezuela, 18 per 100.000 inhabitants.

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Pueblo Llano, Venezuela
By Manaure Quintero
07 Nov 2014

A 14 year old boy carry a 70 Kg bag of carrots in the field in Pueblo Llano, Venezuela. Pueblo Llano is the main potatoes and carrot producer of Venezuela, most of the children leave the school to start working with the crops at the age of 9.

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Pueblo Llano, Venezuela
By Manaure Quintero
31 Oct 2014

Children play on their break from work with the crops inside the Adela Rojas Public School in Las Agujas zone in Pueblo Llano, Venezuela. Pueblo Llano is the main potatoes and carrot producer of Venezuela, most of the children leave the school to start working with the crops at the age of 9.

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Pueblo Llano, Venezuela
By Manaure Quintero
06 Nov 2014

A group of children laborers poses for a photograph before starting another day of work in the potatoes field in Pueblo Llano, Venezuela. Pueblo Llano is the main potatoes and carrot producer of Venezuela, most of the children leave the school to start working with the crops at the age of 9.