Embassy of Peru in Collabration with Delhi Photography Club presents
“MEMORIES OF PERU”. (1890-1950) A Photo Exhibtion
In a geography that comprises of Amazonian forests, tropical glaciers, imposing mountain ranges and arid deserts, the various indigenous cultures of Peru, came into contact with people from Europe, Africa and the East. It was a story of conquest and migration that ended up shaping the postcolonial period.
These elements- geography, society and culture-have interacted in complex ways and have produced surprising new cultural manifestations. One of these has been photography. The images that make up the “Memories of Peru – Photographs 1890-1950” bear witness to the fact that the Peruvian photographic tradition has been nourished by the undoubted talent of a group of prominent visual creators who used the camera-one of the most influential symbols of modernity in the said period -as a means to portray, understand and interpret the country.
For a society like that of Peru, which at the end of the 19th century was geographically fragmented, the photographic image was an important tool in acknowledging the idea of national identity.
Thanks to these images – and to many others like them – Peru, as we know it today, began to emerge before itself and to the world, as an apprehensible reality. The natural wonders of its territory, the great monuments of its pre-Columbian past and the ancestral customs are interwoven with the modernizing aspirations, the advance of the capitalist economy and the social conflicts of a national society in the making.
“Memories of Peru – Photographs 1890-1950” allow us to relive that era and value the talent of lens masters such as Max T. Vargas, Martin Chambi, Carlos and Miguel Vargas, Juan Manuel Figueroa Aznar, Sebastián Rodríguez, Baldomero Alejos or Walter O. Runcie, to name a few among some of the most distinguished photographers from this compilation.
About the Author. : Aditi Nashine
Aditi is a avid traveller and a documentary photographer. Aditi started her photography journey at the tender age of 15 years when she was pursuing her high school. She studied Bachelors in Management and law because her parents wanted her to do so, But she always wanted to become a Photographer. After completing her college she shifted from Nagpur to Mumbai to pursue her dream career in photojournalism and expand her knowledge.
Aditi did her one year Diploma in Photo Journalism and Documentary Photography from reputed Udaan School of Photography , Mumbai.
She travels to different places meet people she comes across and try to capture their stories . She wants to contribute to areas where women can freely travel explore and reconnect with themselves . In her free time she can be found on her couch watching some Hollywood documentaries in order to keep her fire alive .
She’s passionate about her format of photography. She’s got eye for detail and a keen observer.
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Sunder Nursery is bestowed with the first arboretum (botanical garden of trees), a bonsai house, and is home to 80 species of birds, 36 butterfly species and 280 native trees. Delhiites now have a new heritage park that is as good as the popular Lodhi Garden. The nursery came up during the British rule and in 1950 a renowned botanist whose name is unknown gifted a bonsai collection to the nursery.
A walk through the massive heritage garden — dotted with flower beds, raised sandstone pathways and marble fountains — takes one to the six monuments that were given World Heritage designation by UNESCO in 2016
The Lakkarwala Burj, Sunder Burj, Sunderwala Mahal, Mirza Muzaffar Hussain’s Tomb, Chitra Batashewala and an unknown Mughal Tomb fall under this category. Although, little is know about who built them.
Designed by landscape architect Late M Shaheer, Sunder Nursery has a 550m ornamental central vista that starts from the entrance zone of Humayun’s Tomb. An official said the landscape master plan derived inspiration from “traditional Indian concept of congruency between nature, garden and utility coupled with environmental conservation” for a truly urban scale work.
The gardens along the central vista, inspired by Mughal traditions, have lotus-shaped marble fountains. Water flows through geometric flowerbeds and raised sandstone pathways. A lake on the northern edge of the central vista will have walkways, seats and pavilions along the edges. An amphitheatre has also been built for cultural events. The lake would collect rainwater and also serve as a reservoir for emergency use.
Officials said the nursery has over 300 tree species, some not found elsewhere in Delhi. Over 80 bird species have also been recorded. As an added attraction for children, an educational resource on Delhi’s ecology has also been set up for the 5,00,000 schoolchildren who visit the adjoining Humayun’s Tomb annually. This 20-acre micro-habitat zone showcases plants of the Ridge, and the riverine, marshy landscapes that were once found in Delhi.
The heritage aspect is striking too. There are 15 Mughal monuments within the nursery, some under ASI and some unprotected. These have been conserved by AKTC over the years. In 2016, Unesco extended the world heritage designation to 12 monuments.
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