Milagros de la Torre "punzocortante" [Pinspot #9]
Born in Lima, Peru in 1965 and living and working in Mexico City, she has had major exhibitions of her photography include one-person shows at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (1993); the Miraflores Cultural Center in Lima (1994); the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design in San Jos, Costa Rica (1998); the Recoleta Cultural Center in Buenos Aires (1998); and the Carrillo Gil Museum of Art in Mexico City (1998-99).
Milagros de la Torre reconstructs in her works the characteristics that define documentary photography. Through photographing existing archives she utilizes the documentary methodology as a means to represent the power of the gaze. In this way, her work situates itself within the limits that separate the objectivity of history from the subjective memory.
36 pages, Softcover, 9 x 6 inches, 2001