Boris Mercado

Biografía

I have been a photographer since 2013, and the first years I worked as a photojournalist in Peru. This approach to the deep reality of my country has led me to become interested in issues that are within the social hemisphere. In turn, my photographic production has been connected to collaborate in different projects in Latin America, South Africa and New Zealand, where it has opened itself to work in spaces of cultural management, as a means of social transformation.

 

I am part of the International collective 3.16. My work has been published in magazines in Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Italy, England, Portugal and Peru. And I participated in the Offside Brazil project for MAGNUM Photos Agency in 2014, in collaboration with the Midia NINJA Collective.

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It's Christmas, in Chumbivilcas, Cusco-Perú, and it`s people solve their differences through a "clean fist" fight on the view of the all town. After this, their problems are completely settled: love, disputes, rivalries...

As a sign of respect, the fighters greet each other with a hug before and after the fight.  This is how the Andean community finds a way of balance and justice, unfollowing the canons from the western. 

Documentary photographer I @boris.mercado I Facebook: boomercado I Behance: borismercado I borismercadomar@gmail.com

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