We continue to offer new live conversations with the photographers of our collection. The next one will be this Thursday April 30 at 7pm with JUAN MANUEL CASTRO PRIETO, who will have a dialogue with Pepe Font de Mora, director of Foto Colectania on our Instagram channel.
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ABOUT JUAN MANUEL CASTRO PRIETO
Economist by training, he joined the VU Agency in Paris in 2001. National Photography Award in 2015. Currently, he combines the development of his personal projects with collaborations for publications such as Mare, Le Monde, GEO, National Geographic, El País, The Times... His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Spain and in other countries such as France, Belgium, Italy, USA. Guatemala, Bolivia, Ecuador or Peru. His work is present in numerous national and international collections. Among his main published books are: "Perú, viaje al sol", 2001; "Extraños", 2003; "La seda rota", 2005; "Etiopía", 2009; "Cespedosa", 2016.
Castro Prieto uses photography to highlight the reality hidden behind the apparent logic of everyday life. In his images there is always mystery, concern and beauty. Behind his photographs hides a subtle symbology that links them directly to recurring issues in the author's imagination, such as childhood, death, sex or religion.
ABOUT THE “PERU, JOURNEY TO THE SUN” SERIES
By Juan Manuel Castro Prieto, 2019
Why Peru? And why "Perú, viaje al sol"?
The answer to both questions that have been asked so many times has its answer, like almost everything, in my childhood and adolescence. Reading Tintin's comics, I dreamed that when I grew up I would look for the Temple of the Sun in Peru.
I always dreamed of Peru, and when I started being a photographer, the adventures of Tintin made me impell to travel, to live adventures and emotions.
Perhaps that is why my favorite photographer, the one I was looking for, was Martín Chambi, and when in 1990 we started to enlarge his photographs, reality and dreams came together: I was finally looking for the Temple of the Sun by the hand of my most loved photographer.
"Perú, viaje al sol" is the result, a travel diary, but, above all, of sensations, magical moments and, of course, dreams intermingled with the course of life.
Thirty years and fifteen trips later I still want to return to Peru.
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