"Peru, memory of Morococha" at the Latin American House
Born in the Peruvian Andes, Sebastiàn Rodriguez is one of the representative figures of photography in Peru in the early twentieth century. After training in Lima, he settled in Morococha where he sat up his studio in order to work for a mine. He falls in love with the world of minors and focus his work around their life, thus transmitting a moving testimony about this community. His black and white photographs offer a look at this hostile environment, in which many generations of workers have devoted their lives. The aesthetic and poetry of the images strangely contrast with the harshness of social reality, not to mention the work of another Sebastian, Salgado.
Until the 28th of January 2016. B.D. www.maisonameriqueslatines.com