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March 11, 2011 15:13:11

"Peru in Images" shows visions from 22 photographers

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A solitary pilgrim crosses the Colquepunku glacier during the Qoyllur-R’iti festival, Cusco. (Photo by Johan Reinhard) See slide show.


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The book “Peru in Images” shows a collection of 200 images from 22 different photographers. The book is split up by the regions of Peru, and has accompanying text in English and Spanish that describes the environment, culture and and history behind each photo.

The book is available at bookstores throughout Peru for $23.50, or online at the Peruvian Times.

Click here to see a slideshow from the book.

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December 4, 2009 13:37:05

Beauty in the Simplest Things: A Photographer's Perspective

By Katrina Heimark
Photos courtesy of Armando Alcázar


Armando AlcázarWith his deep belly laugh, his shining eyes, and his propensity to talk passionately about all things under the sun, it is easy to understand why Armando Alcázar can find beauty in the “simplest and seemingly insignificant things.”

A photographer by passion Armando has not always dedicated himself to the art which he feels has given him a special gift of “seeing, capturing and showing the beauty of God’s creation.” In fact, one could find his life story to be one people only read about in story books.                     

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October 7, 2009 14:47:22

Photographer Guillermo Rivas: “I live amazed by my country”

Portrait and Essay by María Isabel Guerra
Photos from Mi Patria a Colores

“I live amazed by my country, Peru”It has taken us a long time to describe all of the activities that Guillermo Rivas Romero has developed, and continues to develop in various cultural arenas.

Economist by profession, he has held prestigious positions such as a company executive for Televisión Nacional del Perú, professor at the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Centro Cultural of La Católica, and Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, where he is currently teaching classes related to Economics and Photography.

Rivas has just presented a beautiful bilingual book, titled “Mi Patria a Colores,” which is dedicated to the geographical, spiritual, and visual wonders of Peru.

The book is co-edited by the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola and the Centro Peruano de Estudios Culturales, with the generous support of Faber Castell. The book presents various photographs taken during the author’s many trips throughout Peru.

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October 7, 2009 9:48:59

Then and Now; a Pictorial Essay of Change: Part I

By Rodney L. Dodig

Then and Now; a Pictorial Essay of Changes in Lima, PeruA friend of mine here in Lima, Jose Perochena, was showing me his collection of old photographs and postcards of various buildings and streets. It was amazing to see how these places used to look, and in some cases how much they had changed over the years. This gave me the idea to go back in time and try to take a new photograph from the same area or position that the old photographer had taken the photo. In some cases, it is impossible for me to do this so please forgive those variations. What follows is a pictorial essay with a brief written history of each of the “Then and Now” photos. This will be the first of several articles I will write, along with photos, so that you can see the change that the hands of time has brought to Lima.

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June 14, 2009 10:23:24

Photo Essay: Red Bull F1 Event

Photos by Bruce Clark
 Red Bull F1 Event - Peru
Here are some images from the Red Bull F1 event on the Avenida Marina featuring Scotsman David Coulthard.  Several thousand people watched at he raced by at almost 300 km per hour and did his now famous spins (trompos).  The event was a wonderful afternoon's entertainment with excellent organization by the San Miguel Municipality and Police.

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