Sometimes the most compelling photographs of disaster and its aftermath aren’t the ones snapped by photojournalists on assignment.

Instead, they’re the ones shot by locals who have the greatest stake in what’s occurring around them.

Carlos, a Chilean photographer, took these shots in his neighborhood, Santiago Antiguo. He writes:

“Many immigrants live in this overcrowded neighborhood, and many are living in the streets. In some neighborhoods, there’s no lights or water… though the situation in Santiago isn’t as grave as it is in the south.”

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1. A car is surrounded by rubble from partially collapsed buildings.

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2. Neighbors survey the damage.

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3. A woman salvages what she can.

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4. A man assesses damage.

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5. People have moved what's left into the street.

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6. A view of the old buildings in Santiago Antiguo.

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7. Residents line up for aid provided by The Salvation Army.