4/09/2024 - 6/07/2024


Encounters in Cusco, Perú

PCA&D is excited to announce the inaugural exhibition of Andinos: Encounters in Cusco, Perú by Peruvian photographer Gabriel Barreto Bentín featuring work from his first photo book, with the same title, published by Rizzoli. The exhibition is on view from April 15 – June 7, 2024 in the Main Gallery at PCA&D during public hours. With exhibition text by Jose Luis Falconi, Barreto provides a photographic study that offers a unique perspective on the Andino people, exploring narratives of spatial modernity and social hierarchies, and challenging the commonly portrayed cliché romantic versions of indigenous people pictured against breathtaking landscapes devoid of social context.

Barreto traveled to Cusco and the Sacred Valley to photograph locals against white backgrounds, focusing on how they dress for different types of work and occasions. The images portray the diversity of the Andean people through their faces and attire, irrespective of the landscape. 

A full interview from 2022 with Barreto on the project may be found at INTERLOCUTOR.


Artist Talk: Monday, April 15, 2024, at 3:00 PM in the PCA&D Atrium. 

Opening Reception: Monday, April 15, 2024 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the PCA&D Main Gallery.

Special thanks to an anonymous donor, Well Made, Luxlab, Jose Luis Falconi, and Gabriel Barreto Bentín for making this exhibition possible.