Martín Chambí Perú Castro Prieto
Author : Alejandro Castellote
Publisher : La Fabrica
Release Date : 2012
ISBN : 978-84-15303-36-07
Book Size : 25x31cm
Language : Anglais, Espagnol
Castro Prieto has tried in this tribute to approach the theme spectrum of Chambi? and also to record the social changes and mixed-eaces texture that are made visible, as well as the presence political power.
Martin Chambi is one of the most universal Peruvians of the twentieth century. The prestige of this indigenous photographer born in Coaza, Puno (1891), has been able to reconcile in his figure a society that is deeply marked by enormous social and ethnic differences.
In 1990, Juan Manuel Castro Prieto first traveled to Peru to make photographic copies of what would be the first retrospective exhibition of Martin Chambi in Spain. After that he returned to Peru several times over ten years.
Castro Prieto wanted to get inside Chambi to see as he saw, but to make different styles of both visible he has chosen to shoot in colour negative plates. Faced with the voluntarily subjective character of Castro Prieto´s trips to Peru in the nineties, this project, conducted between 2009 and 2010, is a visual chronicle in a semiotic key that Martim Chambi photographed.