Ayacucho and the Legacy of Violence

Tucked away in the Andes mountain range, the small city of Ayacucho was the birth place of the notorious Maoist insurgent group, the Shining Path (SP). The movement began in the 1960s and 70s in the University of Huamanga, and then spread out into the surrounding communities in the early 1980s. At first, the ideasContinue reading “Ayacucho and the Legacy of Violence”

Seeing Huamanga Through the Archive

This summer, I am traveling to three sites in Peru to investigate the development of the photographic technology during recent decades.  Having established that my dissertation will address the broad topic of social practices of photography in Peru, this trip is intended to help narrow the focus of my research and explore potential sites forContinue reading “Seeing Huamanga Through the Archive”