In March the Peruvian FairMail team organized two photography expositions. The chosen theme was “Cultura viva de Huanchaco – por los ojos de jóvenes locales” (Living culture of Huanchaco – through the eyes of local teenagers).
Huanchaco is famous for the live & kicking ancient culture of local fishermen fishing on their reed fishing boats (the origin of surfing according to some) and the delicious dishes prepared with the fish they catch. We thought it would be interesting to revitalize Huanchaco’s image and show the influence of new sub-cultures on life and culture in Huanchaco.
Therefore each teenager chose to document a different sub-culture varying from skaters to graffiti artists, from surfers to artisans and from street food vendors to oriental yoga practitioners. Each teenager followed and interviewed their models during 6 weeks. The end result was each teenager selecting 8 photographs with accompanying texts explaining about the new sub-culture.
These went on display in two different venues in Huanchaco (Jugeria Yolit) and Trujillo (Alianza Francesa) where the teenagers presented their work. In total nearly 200 people visited the exposition. Also the national media noted the unique exposition with mentions in 3 national newspapers and magazines.
For pictures of the actual event, click here.
We would like to thank our sponsor Grafica Real from Trujillo for providing the free photography prints for the exposition plus the tour of their printing facilities for our teenagers, Jugeria Yolit and the Alianza Francesa for providing the venues.