Fernando Criollo PHmuseum Limited Edition Print
Fernando Criollo (Perù). His interest in photography comes from the infinite possibilities of leaving doors open for discussion, allowing us to travel to other worlds and to open eyes to the universe right here, in addition to their power to turn tangible and identifiable places into supernatural and timeless moments. The images are powerful and our ancestors understood this long ago, so with his work, he tries to rescue, revive and invoke the mystique of those who were before us to continue on the path of building our identity.
Fernando is co-founder of the Pariacaca Collective, he is currently working on subjects related to violence, spirituality and nature. In 2018 he had his first solo exhibition titled "Uku Pacha" (The World Inside). That same year he exhibited at the "Singapore International Photography Festival" while in 2019 was chosen to participate in the ISSP Residency Program in Riga, Latvia. In 2020 he exhibited in "La Nuu" Photography Festival” in Barcelona, Spain and was the winner of the National Short Film Competition in Peru with his first short film “Summits and Ashes” which was also selected and premiered at the “IX Al Este Film Festival”, in Lima - Peru.
This image belongs to "The Birth of Antares" series. Antares is a dying star, one of the brightest in the sky, right in the heart of Scorpio. The impact of thunder on my hand as a metaphor for the connection between heaven and earth. The gods are not dead, but our ability to see them.