Tagged: carlos diaz

The Digest. 09.13.10.

A shot from the Huanchaco Longboard Pro 2010 competition in northern Peru, by Carlos Díaz. (Photo courtesy of Díaz.)


A dancer for Los Mirlos. Lima, Peru. (Photo by Carlos Díaz.)

Peruvian photographer Carlos Díaz took some awesome shots of some of Peru’s best-known chicha bands at a Lima concert a couple of weeks ago. (Chicha is a type of totally pyschedelic Amazonian cumbia heavy on the gnarly surf guitar.) Check out the full set of pix here — and be sure to listen to the sound files to get the full effect. Ay, mama

Signs of the Times: The photography of Carlos Diaz.

I’ve really been enjoying the online photo essays of Peruvian photographer Carlos Diaz (who I have to confess, I know nothing about — I just stumbled onto his website by accident). The above image comes from a series on signage in tourist-trampled Cuzco. His work runs the gamut – from solemn religious ceremonies in the Andes to hip-hop concerts in Callao to body building contests in Cuzco to otaku gatherings in Puno – covering the breadth of Peruvian life.

You can see his latest on his blog, Ojjo.

The Digest. 07.22.09.

Cumbia Piura, by Carlos Díaz. (Image courtesy of Ojjo.)