Luis Pegut represents his vision selected in the self-portrait, which was selected for the international photography exhibition
Documentary photographer and cultural manager Luis Pegut was selected by the Image Center to participate in the “I am in 2020, I am in 2020” exhibition. With the surrealist self-portrait proposal, this distinction can be realized.
The call launched at the national level (together with 17 critical research institutes) aims to “integrate a broad and collective visual description of experience and perspective in self-portrait health emergencies.”
“This call is very interesting to me because this kind of problem was generated in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, and since then it has made suggestions on how you will live in 2020 and how you will live in 2020. 162 selected photographers One of the teachers, Luis Pegut, said: “How do you express yourself in a closed process? “
He added that each participant must compete with a photo-a total of 617 images were received-and all must be self-portraits.
“Historically, self-portrait is a very important resource that represents oneself in visual art. Talking about self-portrait will bring us a lot of mysteries, to think and discover ourselves, once displayed, it provides the audience with the opportunity to invade some privacy “.
In Luis Pegut’s photo, he in turn represents a character named Vlu. This is an angel in the world. During the pandemic, she clashed during childbirth. He was seeking religious asylum while observing and Reflect on all those who lost their lives.
He said: “This allows me to prove my life during this pandemic.”
Although the current era is the era of “selfie”, Pegut believes that studying self-portraits from a private perspective is different, “because the problem with expressing yourself is that usually you dare not face the exposed face”.
“For me, this is very complicated, because technically speaking, it is very complicated, especially when you want to participate in a professional-level conference call, but it provides you with the ability to deal with abstract problems, various forms of expression, and various Thematic opportunity.”
The photo recorder was satisfied with being selected in the exhibition held by the important institution, and added that all participating visual testimonies will be used to create the photo wall.
After the murals are integrated, the official opening ceremony will be held at the Centro de la Imagen facility in the next few weeks and will be open to the public.
Born in Ciudad Juarez. He is a full-time documentary photographer, activist and cultural manager in the creative industries, publishing and visual arts.
He has been engaged in professional work in the fields of art, journalism, documentary film and landscape photography for more than 25 years.
His name is on the list of international photographers in the world’s largest New York Public Library.
It was selected twice at the international level by the International Mexico Photography Festival of the Video Center and the Ministry of Culture; in 2019, with her collection of “Girls of the Rising Sun” and in 2017 with the collection of “Liberation”.