Milagros de la Torre

In collaboration with INFOCUS, the Latin American Art Alliance presents a rare lecture by Peruvian photographer Milagros de la Torre, whose work is featured in The Politics of Place: Latin American Photography, Past and Present.

Born in Lima in 1965, Milagros de la Torre studied communications at the University of Lima and received a BA from the London College of Printing, where she focused on photography. Many of De la Torres' haunting images reference political violence in countries like Mexico and Peru, although never explicitly. Rather, she alludes obliquely in her work to such socio-political catastrophes as the violent conflicts between the Peruvian military and the "Shining Path" rebel group in the 1980s and early 1990s, during which an estimated 69,000 Peruvians were killed. Research in libraries and archives is a fundamental first step for her photographs, as all of her images are tied simultaneously to the past and to the present.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Located in Singer Hall.

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