Made between 2016-2020 in multiple visits to Peru, including a four month period during which Salzmann was a Fulbright Fellow, these photographs explore the contemporary forms of an ancient Quechua-speaking world. This world is characterized by an extraordinary symbiosis of natural beauty, human ingenuity, and ecological wisdom. Salzmann’s black-and-white photographs of the salt ponds are ethereal and abstract, inviting open-ended contemplation. His color photographs of the people of Maras are not an effort to “capture” the mestizaje society, rather something like the reverse—an effort to release it into pictures. If each day Salzmann spent in Peru were like a piece of fruit, his photographs are like drops gently squeezed from them, one by one: none captures the whole, but each concentrates something of the whole in itself. – Jason Francisco
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The reception will take place underneath a tent in Taller’s courtyard. Admittance to the gallery will be regulated. Free parking is available. Entrance on Huntingdon St. Mask must be worn in the gallery and around Taller and social distancing observed.