Diego Echevers Torrez – Cocani Series, El Sueño de la China
Bolivian photographer Diego Echevers Torrez first picked up a camera in1997 as a student for research purposes in connection with architecture and anthropology study projects. Entirely self- taught and relying on his own visual and aesthetic instincts his photography developed without any formal guidance or genre reference points. Only years later with the advent of the internet access to information relevant to his photography became easier. That led to his discovery of names like Edward Curtis, Josef Sudek, Karl Blosfeldt, Irving Penn and Sebastio Salgado – photographers he would now cite as influence on his own work. Whilst Diego Echevers Torrez’ photography is to some extent informed by his background in architecture and particularly anthropology, his work has artistically transcended its purely documentary origins. Diego Echevers Torrez pays homage to the people and culture of his country as well as addressing social concerns such as increasing inequality and industrialisation endangering their traditional way of life.
Albumen Gallery presents a ‘Latin American Salon’ at this year’s Photo London exhibiting the works of four photographers : Rosa Gauditano, Diego Echevers Torrez, Javier Molina, Andrés Rozo Samer. The photographers who represent different Latin American countries, regions and periods are testament to the rich and diverse culture of photography in Latin America.
Albumen Gallery was set up in London in 2013. Specialising in 20th century and contemporary photography Albumen Gallery responds to shifting trends in how photographic art is experienced and purchased by collectors. In a world where online immediacy and global availability become accepted and expected Albumen Gallery eschews a permanent brick and mortar gallery space targeting through its online exhibition programme a wider international audience.
Photo London 2022
12 – 15 May 2022