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LimaFotoLibre: Shoot Lima!
Since December 2006, the Peruvian collective LimaFotoLibre has produced a visual record of everyday life generating a visual archive based on chance, spontaneity and the way each member sees the world.
From the capital city, from it chaotic streets, LimaFotoLibre captures what is often overlooked and seen as inconsequential in the daily life of any citizen of Lima. Here we present an interview with them. We hope you enjoy reading through it and watching some of their videos!
Where does the collective and the name emerge from?
In Lima, more or less in 2005, Tunchi, one of the members of the collective made a very simple web page, he then hosted it on a free server and called it “LimaFotoLibre”, without thinking much about the name (he used to live in Lima where he took pictures and published pretty much whatever he wanted). He created this page more than anything to have a space to publish his first scanned photos online, as at that time he had no way to post his photos on the few websites on photography that existed in Peru.
Besides the photos, he also began publishing images of friends who were interested in photography. He was among that group of friends and so at some point they decided to contact two other friends (Fokus and Carloncho) and between the four they planned their first collaboration together.
Officially the group has existed since December 23, 2006, the date on which we made our first joint action, laser printing photographs pasted on the walls of the second floor of a shopping mall. We used photographs that we all had in common, photographs taken in the street. We formed the collective as it is always much more easier to do things as a group rather than individually.
Ver entrevista completa: http://centrepointcollective.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/shoot-lima-interview-with-photo.html