Portfolio, 1: Andres Orjuela Repurposes Historical Photos

By David Schonauer   Wednesday April 5, 2017

When Bogotá’s biggest tabloid newspaper went out of business, a treasure trove of archival news photos fell into the hands of Colombian artist  Andres Orjuela. The result is his series “Archivo Muerto,” on view at Foam Talent | New York  through April 16. Orjuela “repurposes” the images using various types of modification, including  a hand-coloring technique, to underscore their unreliability as historical documents and challenge our assumptions about the truth, notes Alexander Strecker at LensCulture.

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