About The Work
Raramuri is a series of landscapes in the North part of Mexico in the estate of Chihuahua. The pictures were created with 120mm black and white film, shot on a Rolleiflex Camera and on 35mm black and white film, shot with a a Leica M6 and a 38 summicron lens without digital manipulation. ” You know where a journey starts, but you never know where it ends. ” Alejandro Jodorowsky. The artist has been going to photograph in Chihuahua for many years now. Over the years, he has made friends that live in the region’s mountains. The Raramuri are one on the 62 native American groups still living in Mexico. The body of work that he has created about the Raramuri people is a large part of his artistic practice. Hector Adiladid finds it very moving to see such a peaceful and harmonious landscape in a region that now has been torn apart by violence and the drug lords of the North Cartel.
WHAT TYPE OF PAPER IS THE PHOTOGRAPH PRINTED ON?
All prints are Digital Pigment prints on museum-quality acid-free papers such as Museum Etching, Canson Rag and Arches Velin. These papers are designed to meet galleries and museum longevity requirements and ensure consistency of shades 200 years old. The choice of paper is suggested by the Photographer according to his or her preferences.
WHAT IS THE PRINTING PROCESS USED?
All prints are Digital Pigment Prints using the latest top of the line technology, archival high dynamic inks and 200 years old life paper.
IS THE IMAGE SIZE THE SAME AS THE PAPER SIZE?
NO! Our prints are on standard paper sizes and we don’t alter the image size and proportions to fit the paper. Each print has a minimum of 0.5 inch white border. This is an artistic decision that belongs to the artist. Margins don’t normally exceed 2-4 inches on each side depending on the final paper size.
Hector Adalid developed his passion for photography while living in Amsterdam for two years. From Europe, he moved to New York where he assisted fashion photographers such as Mario Testino, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Patric Shaw.
His work has been published in a number of magazines in Europe, USA and Latin America, such as Celeste, Elle Germany and L’Optimum. He has been working on Campaigns for Governor of NY City Andrew Cuomo, Esprit, Marco O’Polo and on a new TV format with supermodel Karolina Kurkova.
As an anthropology major, Hector continues to return to his home country to document different subjects and a long term project on the Raramuri people in the north of Mexico. His latter work is part of the permanent collection of the National Anthropology and History Museum in Mexico City.
Hector Adalid was born in Mexico City, Mexico; he currently lives in NYC.
For more information, you can visit Hector’s website http://cargocollective.com/hectoradalid