Paccarik Orue Photographs, 2012-2014

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Summary

Creator:
Orue, Paccarik
Abstract:
San Francisco-based photographer Paccarik Orue was born and raised in Lima, Peru. His series "El Muqui" won the 2016 ADA Collection Award for Documentarians of Color. "El Muqui" comprises 40 color photographs taken between 2012 and 2014 in the Peruvian mining city Cerro de Pasco. The photographs document life in the city, which "due to economic interests and expansion of the mine, [is] doomed to disappear." He writes "it was essential to find myself and reconnect with my Peruvian roots and heritage...and gives me the opportunity to continue making work of social relevance."
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Language:
Materials in Spanish.
Collection ID:
RL.11280

Background

Scope and content:

The Paccarik Orue Photographs contain his photography portfolio "El Muqui," which won the 2016 Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Award for Documentarians of Color. The project contains (40) 14x14” color prints printed using an Epson 7890 printer and Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink on Ilford Galerie Prestige Gold Fibre Silk from 6x6 scans of 120 Kodak Portra 400 film.

Orue provided the following abstract of his work:

El Muqui

Cerro de Pasco is an historical city of 80,000 people in the Peruvian Andes, situated on top of one of the biggest sources of income for the Peruvian government: mineral deposits. Due to economic interests and the expansion of the mine, the city is doomed to disappear. My series El Muqui, narrates a story of daily lives and environmental concerns, combined with elements such as the local folklore and cultural traditions.

“El Muqui” is a folkloric character in the Andean mines who is highly respected, even feared, by miners, and has a strong moral code. Popular tales talk about how he is aware of the miners’ desires and actions, but also playful with children. El Muqui is the center of many of the celebrations and traditions in Cerro de Pasco.

This is an important project for me because after living in the US for half of my life, I felt that it was essential to find myself and reconnect with my Peruvian roots and heritage. El Muqui also gives me the opportunity to continue making work of social relevance, and to give people, like the inhabitants of Cerro de Pasco, a voice that they do not have. As the mining activity increases, the Peruvian government is planning to relocate the city, so this project documents a city that will cease to exist as it is today.

Biographical / historical:

Paccarik Orue was born and raised in Lima, Peru and resides in San Francisco, California. He has a BFA from the Academy of Art University. His work has been shown at Blue Sky Gallery, SF Camerawork, Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, Rayko Photo Center, SOMArts, Book & Job Gallery and it has been featured in The New York Times, PDN, Juxtapox, KQED, Conscientious, Lenscratch, Feature Shoot among others. He was selected by PDN as one of the 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2016 and has been awarded En Foco’s New Works Photography Fellowship Award (2013-2014.) His first monograph, There Is Nothing Beautiful Around Here was published by Owl & Tiger Books in 2012.

Acquisition information:
The Paccarik Orue Photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2016.
Processing information:

Processed by Katrina Martin, August, 2016.

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2016-0225

Arrangement:

Arranged by creator.

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Subjects

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Subjects:
Documentary Photography
Names:
Archive of Documentary Arts (Duke University)
Orue, Paccarik
Places:
Cerro de Pasco (Peru)
Peru -- pictorial works
Andes Region -- social life and customs

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