INFRAMUNDO / HYDRA
In my mind there is never silence - Diego Moreno
Size: 22 x 30 cm
Number of pages: 54
Printed in laser and inkjet printers in different papers
Bound by hand
New release June 2019
Delivery time 2-3 weeks
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This series integrates the ancestral imaginary of 'the Mercedarian panzudo' figures that represent the sins in a Catholic tradition t in San Cristóbal de las Casas ,Chiapas, the hometown of the author.
Since more than 500 years, every September 24th, the day of Our Lady of La Merced, each family builds their own "Panzudo" and take part at this amazing peregrination.
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 accompany Our Lady of La Merced, 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, dressed as Arabs and with their faces painted, representing the Muslims who invaded and occupied Spain between 702 and 1492.
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. Mexico. 1992
He formally started his photography studies in the Chiapas Art Gymnasium in 2012. In 2014, he studied the Diploma in Photonautical and new media, awarded by the World Press Photo association. Graduated from the Seminary of Contemporary Photography 2015 of the Center of the Image and the Center of the Arts of San Agustín, Etla, Oaxaca. He has been awarded several prizes around the world such as: The Ibero-American Photography Award POY LATAM 2019; The International Prize of the image 2019; Young Talent Award Of the fifth African biennial of photography in Ethiopia adn The LensCulture Emerging Talent Award 2018.
In 2018, he published his first photobook entitled HUÉSPED by the Mexican publisher INFRAMUNDO.
Selected in 2017 by Foam Amsterdam as Young Mexican Talent. And in 2016 Named as one of the photographers to follow in the world by The British Journal of Photography in its talent show in London, United Kingdom. He has been awarded the Acquisition Award of the X Puebla de los Ángeles Biennial 2015 in Mexico and the Young Creators Grant of the FONCA in 2015 and 2017.
His work is part of individual and collective exhibitions in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, India, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Israel, Italy, Spain, Amsterdam, Norway, Greece, Paris, Lithuania, London and the United States. He has also had various publications in different international and national media such as: The Guardian, The British Journal Of Photography, Vogue Italy, Internazionale Magazine, Vice Magazine, LensCulture, Der Greif, The sun, BuzzFeed, FutureShoots, Dienach Magazine, Photo World Magazine China, Burn Magazine, The culture Trip, Joia Magazine, PROPA Magazine, Tierra Adentro Magazine, Cuartoscuro among others.