Alejandro Pérez Alvarez

La fiesta en la Loma de Chaple
La fiesta en la Loma de Chaple

2010, 1/10 from the series El Silencio del Cuerpo digital print 10 x 15 1/4”

Guéichas
Guéichas

2011, 1/10 from the series El Silencio del Cuerpo digital print 11 3/4 x 18 3/4”

Leydi y Lisandra
Leydi y Lisandra

2012, 1/10 from the series El Silencio del Cuerpo digital print 18 x 12”

Mila Kaos en el espejo
Mila Kaos en el espejo

2012, 1/10 from the series El Silencio del Cuerpo digital print 18 x 12”

Mila Kaos
Mila Kaos

2012, 1/10 from the series El Silencio del Cuerpo digital print 26 x 40’’

Shakira
Shakira

2012, 1/10 from the series El Silencio del Cuerpo digital print 26 x 40’’

Sin Título
Sin Título

2011, A/P from the series La Fiesta de la Sardina digital print 9 3/4 x 14 3/4”

Sin Título
Sin Título

2011, A/P from the series La Fiesta de la Sardina digital print 9 3/4 x 14 3/4”

Sin Título
Sin Título

2013, unique digital print 11 x 16 1/2”

Tren Azul
Tren Azul

2013, 2/10 digital print 11 3/4 x 17 3/4”

El Bohemio
El Bohemio

2014, 7/10 archival pigment print 19 3/4 x 27 1/2”

Artist Statement

Photography for me is my way of constructing the kind of small simulacra that the twentieth-century French philosopher Roland Barthes often mentioned. With each story that I document, even though I remain just an observer, I need to search out not just how I see it, but also how I feel it—to know each detail so as to create a kind of visual essence that drives the discourse I am narrating with my camera. In my most recent work, I have aimed to interpret the language of the bodies that dance in the night of a Havana caught up in Carnival; to look for the voice of those on a stage—whether of a cabaret or of their own life—the silence of their transvestite bodies, exploring their lives, their mysteries, their experience and mine all reflected in an image.