November 2, 2020
IN CONVERSATION WITH ARTURO CAÑEDO
Photography by Arturo Cañedo
Interview by Karin Svadlenak Gomez
Arturo Cañedo is a Peruvian photographer who studied economics as a profession, and painting and drawing at the Art Museum of Lima. He integrates his economics training into his photography work, showing an understanding of aesthetics and the human condition. Arturo's photography has won several awards in national and international competitions, such as the photography salons of France, the United States and Peru. His photos have been exhibited in Dubai, Italy, India and Peru.
Arturo shares with us his project DOWNTOWN LIMA, where he searches for the relationship of the individual within his urban environment, from a social, economic, religious, political, racial, or other point of view, including those ethnographic elements that allow us to identify and link the individual and the city to which they belong. He started this photographic project six years ago in his home city Lima, a city throbbing with life. In Arturo's photography, the city's character is represented through a combination of colours, lights, motion, and people's cultural aspects. His project started with black and white photography, from where he moved on to the present project where he uses camera, cell phone, and artificial lighting techniques to portray Lima in an unusual and particular way.
"Interesting, hallucinatory, mysterious, beautiful, complex is all that can be shown in this relationship between photographer and environment."