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A Particular and  Windy Day…, 2017

It is about a project in process about memory and the traces of the modern imaginary in Mexico. It is structured through a visual narrative in which the urban space and the individuals that inhabit it converge to construct a personal imaginary. For that I establish three symbolical figures: the wind, the light and the ghost, as analogies of the evocation and transformation on the surrounding.


A Particular and Windy Day…  is made up by a series of images (photographs and drawings) of urban environments and pictures that allude to modernity. These last interweave parallely with photographies of rubbles of recently demolished houses, buildings in construction and diverse objects recovered in the street, that in addition give an account of the process of transformation of the city. Images also of wild and domestic birds as an allusion to the wind and the individual that adapts himself to these changes.

To the previous series, join recovered photographs of vernacular archives from the time, where these are intervened graphically to allude to the figures of the ghost and the light.

In this manner, I propose a reflection over the notions of memory and identity: What is it that we keep? What is it that we transform/destroy ? From the phenomenology of the photographic image and the approach to other supports and tools I pretend to create visual narratives that represent certain particularities of our time.

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Pavka Segura

Born in Ciudad de México where he currently lives and works. He studied photography at the Escuela de Fotografía Nacho López and at Centro de la Imagen (Mexico D.F.), he took the Program of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (1998-1999) at the International Center of Photography (New York). His work has been published in newspapers and magazines as Private Magazine (Italy), Bergens Tidende Newspaper (Norway), Colores Magazine (Italy) and Spectrum Magazine- Scotland on Sunday (Scotland). He has participated at different collective exhibitions in Mexico, Spain, New York, France and China. His work has been acquired for the collection of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan). He has been beneficiary of the program of support for studies abroad (1998-1999) and ‘Jóvenes Creadores’ (2001-2002 and 2006-2007), both from the National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA). He was coordinator of the department of education at Centro de la Imagen (2002-2004). His participation at the exposition ‘Las apariencias engañan’ stands out among his recently exhibited work, explorations from photography in Mexico 2015 at the Museo Universitario del Chopo, and at the XVII Biennial of photography (2016) where he obtained Honourable Mention for his project A particular and Windy Day… His formation as photographer has focused on the documentary, however his interests have always focused on a range of disciplines that crisscross with photography. In 2016 he enters the National System of Art Creators of the FONCA.

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