Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Photographer #173: Susana Raab

Susana Raab, 1968, Peru/USA, is a Washington, DC based editorial and documentary photographer. Her series Cholita examines modern coastal Peruvian culture with an emphasis on the Peruvian social constructs, which are a legacy of colonial times. The word Cholo derives its origin from colonial times and signifies a dog of disreputable origin, and was used by the colonial Spaniards as an insult. Today the word is commonly used with both positive and negative connotations depending upon the context and reflects a central paradox of Latin American culture. The following images come from her series CholitaConsumed (Fast Food in the US) and Migrants in Immokalee.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

An inspiring measurement of time and life.

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