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Chagras / Luis Fabini

Chagras / Luis Fabini

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Photography Blogger – 17th May 2013

Photographer:

Luis Fabini

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1965, Luis Fabini has spent his lift between South America, Europe and the United States. As a young man he worked as a trekking guide, going on to become a travel, fashion and documentary photographer.

Series:

Horsemen of the Americas

About:

The ‘Horsemen of the Americas’ is a presentation of the unique and untimely relationship between horse and man. In the US and Canada, they are known as ‘cowboys’, in Mexico they are the ‘charros’, in Colombia and Venezuela the ‘llaneros’ and in Peru the chalanes. Irrespective of their name, “these extraordinary centaurs share a unique relationship to their land and animals.”

Fabini has followed this subject since 2005, developing a project that captures “the austere life of these men, all the while celebrating their pride in a fading world that has changed little since its inception.” Often spending months at a time with his subjects, Fabini’s approach offers a rare glimpse into the everyday lives of these diverse and isolated groups.

 

Vaqueiros / Luis Fabini

Vaqueiros / Luis Fabini

 

Cowboys / Luis Fabini

Cowboys / Luis Fabini

 

Vaqueiros / Luis Fabini

Vaqueiros / Luis Fabini

 

While sharing mate with an old gaucho, I asked him,

“What is the gaucho?” after a long silence, he replied,

“The gaucho is the ground he treads upon.”

I understood instantly: a man grows to become one with what he does

 

Cowboys / Luis Fabini

Cowboys / Luis Fabini

 

Gauchos / Luis Fabini

Gauchos / Luis Fabini

 

Chagras / Luis Fabini

Chagras / Luis Fabini

 

Gauchos / Luis Fabini

Gauchos / Luis Fabini

 

Cowboy / Luis Fabini

Cowboy / Luis Fabini

 

Huasos / Luis Fabini

Huasos / Luis Fabini

 

Chagras / Luis Fabini

Chagras / Luis Fabini

 

Chagras / Luis Fabini

Chagras / Luis Fabini

 

Charros / Luis Fabini

Charros / Luis Fabini

 

Cowboys / Luis Fabini

Cowboys / Luis Fabini

 

Chagras / Luis Fabini

Chagras / Luis Fabini

 

Charros / Luis Fabini

Charros / Luis Fabini

 

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