Eduardo Hirose – Expansión 1

August 15, 2013
Eduardo Hirose, (en construcción)

Eduardo Hirose, Expansion 1

Eduardo Hirose, (en construcción)

Eduardo Hirose, Expansion 1

Eduardo Hirose, (en construcción)

Eduardo Hirose, Expansion 1

Peruvian photographer Eduardo Hirose documents his country’s construction boom with clean, precise, architectural photographs of messy, never-complete buildings that characterize much of Peru’s contemporary vernacular architecture. The series is appropriately titled Expansión.

I was lucky enough to see these in person at the Galería Lucía de la Puente. What you can’t see from these jpegs is that these images are incredibly detailed. Lima is a desert city smothered in fog for 9 months out of the year and mostly lacking in vegetation. The final images in the series show the last peripheral edges of Lima, improbably green after rare spring rains.

Eduardo Hirose - Expansion 1

Eduardo Hirose – Expansion 1

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