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Pedro Abascal

Artist Statement

I’ve always been characterized by the study and mastery of the technique of photography, above all, light, that basic tool for work. I take advantage of its potential to play with form and contrast, with foregrounding in my photographs—it’s a resource I use a lot and one that has become a mark of my style of expression. These factors have contributed to giving most of my documentary images their own stamp.


In my work I have always stood out for capturing man’s ability to feel in his passage through life: his conflicts, his limits, what uplifts him. Photography is something I enjoy, and that accounts for more than forty years of my professional life. Even though I depend on photography for sustenance, I perceive it not as making a living, but rather as a way of life.

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