Today we present the work of fokus (pool olortiga) edited and sequenced by Susana Raab. Yesterday we published work by Raab edited and sequenced by fokus.
fokus (pool olortiga) was born in Lima, Peru in 1980. He writes, "I have dedicated my time to photography since the year 2006 when I started the LimaFotoLibre collective. My interest in photography has been since 2000.
Since my beginnings until today, my main interest has been street photography and through LimaFotoLibre I have been developing this interest even more."
A statement by fokus on his photography follows the images.
Susana Raab was born in Lima, Peru and raised throughout the United States. She is a fine-art and documentary photographer working in Washington, DC, creating personal work in addition to working as the photographer of the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, documenting the East of the River communities in DC.
The heart of her work is a search for the quotidian, archetypical and ordinary: man’s relationship with his environment, identity within that construct, and transcendence or evolution. Susana’s work has been exhibited internationally and nationally, at venues including: the Corcoran Museum of Art, the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Madrid, the Pingyao Photo Festival, Noorderlicht Fotofestival in the Netherlands, and the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC.
This post was organized by Nataly Castaño.
fokus (pool olortiga) statement
This is a series made over the years where I have photographed the Day of the Dead celebration in Lima, which happens every year on November 1st. In this traditional festivity of our Peruvian mountains, people dance, eat, drink and get drunk remembering their loved ones. These festivities can only be seen in the cemeteries on the outskirts of Lima, known as the cones of Lima.
Esta es una serie realizada en varios años en los cuales he registrado la celebración por el día de los muertos en Lima donde se celebra todos los 1 de noviembre de cada año, esto toda una fiesta y una costumbre que viene de la nuestra sierra peruana donde se baila, se come, se bebe y se embriaga recordando al ser querido, estas fiestas solo se pueden observar en los cementerios de las periferias limeñas conocidos como conos de Lima.