Monthly Archive for February, 2017

Diego Moreno – Guardians of Memory

Diego Moreno

Guardians of Memory

“His truth shall be thy shield and buckler… A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Ps. 91:4,7.”

This series originated with “Los Panzudos Mercedarios”, the stout guardians of the neighborhood of La Merced in San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas, México. The Panzudos represent the sins: the more sins a person has to expiate, the bigger and uglier his attire will be, the better to cure his sins. These figures herald the feast day of Our Lady of La Merced and accompany her, purifying themselves in the process. The announcement is made as the figure of the Virgin Mary passes by, carried on the shoulders of her bearers, with a retinue of Aztecs, Catholics, and Moors mounted on horseback. They are dressed as Arabs and with their faces painted. This attire represents the Muslims who invaded and occupied Spain between 702 and 1492. Integrated this ancestral imaginary with the exploration of familiar universe. I try to investigate the links, the monstrosity, disease and death. I explore the tunnels of representation of domestic space. Fusing it with pre-Hispanic traditions and the apocalyptic visions of the Catholic religion. This work gives new meaning to the complex tangle of the concealed and the visible, the individual and the collective subconscious, on the highly complex map of coexisting cultures and beliefs in contemporary Mexico.

 

 

 

Bio

Diego Moreno was born in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México in 1992. Since 2012 he has studied photography at the Art Gymnasium Chiapas. He won a scholarship for a Photo Narrative and New Media course at the Pedro Meyer Foundation awarded by the World Press Photo Association of 2014. Graduated of Contemporary Photography Seminar from Center for the Image in 2015. Selected by The British journal of photography as one of the emerging photographers to follow in the world as a talent issue 2016, in London England. Moreno has been creditor to the prize acquisition of the X Biennial 2015 Puebla de los Angeles in Mexico. Also in 2015 he has been granted with the scholarship “JOVENES CREADORES” by the National System of Creators in México FONCA/CONACULTA. He was finalist within Latin American Identity Cuartoscuro contest in 2016 and finalist within International Photography Award Emergentes dst 2016 in Braga, Portugal. Nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass of World Press Photo in Amsterdam in 2016 and its Latin American Broadcast in Mexico in 2015. She has participated in group and Individual exhibitions in Mexico, Chile, Taiwan, Malaysia, Ámsterdam, London, Spain, E.U and Brazil.

 

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Chair

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This is last post from Russia, Magadan. Thanks Burn for giving opportunity to take its Dairy instagram and show my vision. Now the place is vacant for next person.Photo by @eugenserov as part of @everydayrussia #burndiary #everydayrussia #magadan #dailystillness

-19

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After diving into the ice hole. Air temperature today is -19°С. I admire these strong menPhoto by @eugenserov from Russia, Magadan as part of @everydayrussia #burndiary #everydayrussia #magadan #dailystillness

Russian pancakes

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Cooking russian pancakes -bliny. Maslenitsa is an ancient slavic festival one of tradition is cooking pancakes as symbols of sun. The week of Maslenitsa is come to its end but this is the first time I ate pancakes.Photo by @eugenserov from Russia, Magadan as part of @everydayrussia #burndiary #everydayrussia #magadan #dailystillness

Stroll in the snow

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One more picture from yesterday micro journey. Photo by @eugenserov from Russia, Magadan as part of @everydayrussia #burndiary #everydayrussia #magadan #dailystillness

Ballerina

 

Havana. 2-24-17.

Ranchero

Ranch near Guanabo, Cuba. 2-23-17.

Glacier

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First time I visited this glacier two years ago. Today we walked here again and the view is still breathtaking and majestic.Photo by @eugenserov from Russia, Magadan as part of @everydayrussia #burndiary #everydayrussia #dailystillness #magadan

Snow

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Today was crowdy on the ice. Photo by @eugenserov from Russia,Magadan as part of @everydayrussia#burndiary #everydayrussia #magadan

Swarat Ghosh – Beyond Street

Swarat Ghosh

Beyond Street

For me in the street I normally try to catch the emotions more than anything. For me “Content” is the King. As long as I am getting strong subjects with varied emotions which people can easily relate to, I think as a photographer I have done justice to myself. I just enjoy the whole experience of making pictures till date. For me, street photography is all about the timing and the capacity to observe. I pat myself on the back for the sheer dedication with which I push myself when making images on the streets. Many times I feel to skip on weekends (due to my software job) but somehow drag myself just for the sheer joy of clicking that magic picture at a time.

 

 

 

Bio

Swarat Ghosh is a Hyderabad based Street photographer . He is also part of a street photography collective called “That’s Life”. His work has been published in several national and international magazines including National Geographic Traveller and International Street Photographer. For him, photography is all about the timing and the capacity to observe. He loves taking photographs that are complex in composition and layered with multiple descriptive and conceptual elements, depicting stories from everyday life. His work is exhibited in London, Paris, Glasgow, Thailand, Mumbai & Hyderabad. Last year he won a Neel Dongre Awards for Excellence in Photography grant organised by India Photo Archive Foundation. The Neel Dongre grant was his first serious attempt at documentary photography.

 

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