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CARLOS FERRAND ZAVALA | RESISTENCIA. PERU, 1970-1975

CARLOS FERRAND ZAVALA | RESISTENCIA. PERU, 1970-1975

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September 4, 2021 to October 23, 2021

From September 4 to October 23, 2021.

This exhibition brings together for the first time photographs and films created by Carlos Ferrand Zavala some fifty years ago.

Ferrand Zavala was born in 1946 in Lima, Peru, and at the age of thirty-three he immigrated to Quebec, where he has spent the past forty years building a career as a filmmaker. The works presented in this exhibition were all made in Peru in the early 1970s, during the brief period when Ferrand Zavala worked as a cinematographer for the socialist military government of General Juan Velasco Alvarado.

While some were made to promote the government’s agrarian reform, others were personal projects created out of a desire to record and recognize the everyday realities of Peru’s Indigenous peoples. Taken together, these photographs and films represent the young filmmaker’s initial, critical response to the deeply entrenched racism and social inequities of his country of birth, at a time when the promise of social justice was being appealed to, in Peru and elsewhere, as an engine of political discourse.

Carlos Ferrand Zavala and Zoë Tousignant will be present in the gallery to meet the public on Saturdays, September 11, 25 and October 16, from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

No reservation required. All are welcome!