Friday, May 13, 2011

Photographer #290: Diego Levy

Diego Levy, 1973, Argentina, is a documentary photographer. In his series Choques, he photographed crashed cars. His intention was not to sensationalize the crash itself, but to show the violence and intensity of these impacts caused by negligence, lack of driver skills and the lack of respect for life of themselves and others. The cars that become broken sculptures in Buenos Aires function as a metaphor of the widespread violence. The images in his series Sangres, taken in Argentine, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico show gritty scenes of violence. The photographs of injuries and deaths show the reality of what has become almost a daily scenario for the inhabitants of these cities. Sangres was released as a book in 2006. Golpes is a series of portraits accompanied by a video production of old boxers that have given their lives to the sport. The faces show the scars from the beatings, referring to their dark past and the sacrifices they have made. The following images come from the series Choques, Sangres and Golpes.



photo_moto said...

There's no art here. This is photojournalism. Plain and simple, maybe brutal, but images look like it could be taken by anybody who was at the same place and at the same time. This "photographer" doesn't deserve to be singled out.

Anonymous said...

Art is subjective. Just because you don't think it is, doesn't mean it isn't.

Certainly, you are entitled to your opinion, but what you just said doesn't add to a conversation, it only detracts.

Heron237 said...

Art is not entirely subjective, if it were everything would be "art". I somewhat agree with photo_moto, this stuff is pretty thin. I mean it is diffuse and doesn't have an "art narrative" quality about it.

Unknown said...

thank you will not just be enough, for the wonderful lucidity in your writing.