Javier Silva-Meinel - Doncellas, Iquitos, Peru
Javier Silva-Meinel
Doncellas, Iquitos, Peru
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003
20 x 16 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 3/25 on verso
Javier Silva-Meinel - Palometas, Iquitos, Peru
Javier Silva-Meinel
Palometas, Iquitos, Peru
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003
20 x 16 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 9/25 on verso
Javier Silva-Meinel - Pirañas, Iquitos, Peru
Javier Silva-Meinel
Pirañas, Iquitos, Peru
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2004
20 X 16 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 4/25 on verso
Javier Silva-Meinel - Madona, Iquitos, Peru
Javier Silva-Meinel
Madona, Iquitos, Peru
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2004
20 X 16 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 3/25 on verso
Javier Silva-Meinel - Anaconda, Iquitos, Peru
Javier Silva-Meinel
Anaconda, Iquitos, Peru
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003
20 x 16 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 3/25 on verso
Javier Silva-Meinel - Paiche Iquitos, Peru
Javier Silva-Meinel
Paiche Iquitos, Peru
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003
20 x 16 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 5/25 on verso
Javier Silva-Meinel - Llama en las Alturas, Ayacucho, Peru
Javier Silva-Meinel
Llama en las Alturas, Ayacucho, Peru
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1993
16 x 20 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 5/25 on verso
Javier Silva-Meinel - Hombre con Ave, Chumbivilcas, Cusco, Peru
Javier Silva-Meinel
Hombre con Ave, Chumbivilcas, Cusco, Peru
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1996
20 x 16 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 10/25 on verso
Javier Silva-Meinel - Jóven Mashiguenga, Manu, Madre de Dois, Peru
Javier Silva-Meinel
Jóven Mashiguenga, Manu, Madre de Dois, Peru
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1996
20 x 16 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 8/25 on verso
Javier Silva-Meinel - La Santa, Lima, Peru
Javier Silva-Meinel
La Santa, Lima, Peru
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2000
20 X 16 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 7/25 on verso
Javier Silva-Meinel - Hombre con Cabeza de Caballo, Colca, Arequipa, Peru
Javier Silva-Meinel
Hombre con Cabeza de Caballo, Colca, Arequipa, Peru
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1996
16 x 20 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 10/25 on verso.
Javier Silva-Meinel - Horacio, Paracas, Ica, Peru
Javier Silva-Meinel
Horacio, Paracas, Ica, Peru
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2002
20 x 16 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 5/25 on verso
Javier Silva-Meinel - Campesinos de Willoc, Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru
Javier Silva-Meinel
Campesinos de Willoc, Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1999
16 x 20 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 3/25 on verso
Javier Silva-Meinel - Waca Wacas y Perro, Paucartambo, Cuzco, Peru
Javier Silva-Meinel
Waca Wacas y Perro, Paucartambo, Cuzco, Peru
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1996
16 x 20 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 10/25 on verso

A native of Lima, Javier Silva-Meinel is one of Peru’s leading contemporary photographers. Since the 1970s, his work has concentrated on the indigenous populations of Peru’s Sierra and Amazon regions. The religious and mystical aspects of their lives, as well as the sacredness of their practices and the role that indigenous culture plays in Peru fascinate him. Silva-Meinel shoots exclusively in black and white. His pictures are richly cultural and luminous. In them lies a juxtaposition of time, as he often places his indigenous subjects ironically against a contemporary backdrop in his studio. This technique raises many questions concerning the relations of these two very different worlds, aboriginal and modern.

He was one of the founding members of Secuencia Fotogaleria and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1990 for his work about Andean ritual practices featured in El Libro de los Encantados (1993). He published the book, Acho, altar de arena (1993), about the bullfighting backstage of Lima followed by a third book which includes the images from the Qollor-Ritti pilgrimage in the Cuzco highlands. His work has been exhibited across Peru and Latin America, as well as in the United States and Europe.

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