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"The gaze of 45 mexican photographers"
Curated by: Francisco Mata and Pedro Meyer


Pavka Segura

Biography:

Born in Mexico City in 1971, Pavka
lives and works in Mexico City. He studied photography at the Nacho López Photography School and Centro de la Imagen (Mexico City), the Documental Photography and Photojournalism Program (1998-1999) at the International Center of Photography (New York City). His work has appeared in some magazines and newspapers such as: Private Magazine (Italy), Bergens Tidende Newspaper (Norway), Goteborgs Posten Newspaper (Sweden), Travesias and DF por Travesias (Mexico) and Spectrum Magazine-Scotland on Sunday (Scotland) among others. He has participated in different group shows in Mexico, Spain, New York and France. His work has been acquired for the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan) and has received two grants from the National Fund for the Culture and the Arts (FONCA) in Mexico, one to partially support his studies abroad, and the other to produce the project "The Line, Mexico-U.S. Border". He was invited to do an artistic residency at Atelier de Visu, Marseille, France (2003). He worked as the Coordinator of the Education Department at Centro de la Imagen from 2002 to 2004.

Statement:


The Line, Mexican - U.S.A. Border
Daily life along the Mexican-U.S.A. border withholds a great repertory of dreams and frustrations that are manifested in fleeting instances, in which the state of the social mood can be observed. The urban landscape is in some ways left marked by this mood, giving the border a sordid, hostile, and intriguing aesthetic. The sensation of experimenting with the border makes it seem as though something was happening beyond what we see at first sight. The border appears to be a pulsating organ, or an amorphous and ethereal mass that constantly redefines itself. Rather than the limit between two countries, it seems more like a place trapped between the two.
This project was realized with the support of the National Fund for the Arts and the Culture.

From the series:
The Line, Mexican - U.S.A. Border
2001-2002


     
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