Jan 10, 2020

Cesar Raul Vargas

Lima la de Ayer, La de Mañana

Cesar Raul Vargas

1991

Roberto Huarcaya

(Peruvian, b. 1959)

Gelatin silver print

Overall: 60 x 50 cm (23 5/8 x 19 11/16 in.)

Gift of Jorge and Martha Schneider 2019.146

Location

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This occupational portrait shows the subject amid the objects with which he makes his living.

Description

Cesar Raul Vargas was sent to Lima at age 12. He first worked as a shoeshine boy, then became a welder’s assistant and now has his own business. The artist wanted workers like Vargas, who serve the tourists and wealthy Lima residents of the upscale Miraflores area, to be seen as individuals, so he handwrote their life stories around their portraits.

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Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph

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