ALTA MODA by Mario Testino
November 20, 2013−March 29, 2014
Queen Sofía Spanish Institute, under the chairmanship of Oscar de la Renta, is the first American venue to present ALTA MODA, a series of photographic portraits document Peruvians from Cusco, one of Peru’s highest mountainous regions.
ALTA MODA by Mario Testino is accompanied by a series of related public programs that will additionally serve to reinforce the Institute’s mission of promoting greater awareness and understanding of the culture of Spain in the United States through a steadfast dedication to advancing scholarship in the humanities and the arts.
“I usually try to capture the moment,” says Testino. “But with this series, I wanted to do something very different—not just with my own work, but also with the practice of photography. I tried to fit as much time and history into each frame as possible—from the traditional and festive clothing to the Chambi backdrops to the Peruvian people in them. Alta Moda is quite different from the portraits I am perhaps best known for.”
On view from November 20, 2013 thru March 29, 2014, gallery location and hours below:
Queen Sofía Spanish Institute, 684 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10065
Gallery hours: Monday–Thursday 10am–6pm, Friday 10am–8pm, Saturday 10am–5pm