TOKYO-2016 Fine Art / Nudes


  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Nudes
  • Photographer
    Jaime Travezan and David Tortora

The series GALATEA takes its name from the greek myth of Pygmalion. According to legend, the sculptor (Pygmalion) fell in love with a statue he had carved (Galatea) that in turn fell in love with the sculptor when brought to life by Aphrodite. The series is an homage to the work of Tom Wesselmann. The compositions pay tribute to the American pop artist with a contemporary, hyper-real reinterpretation of its early seventies 'Bedroom paintings'.

Lima, 1963. Autodidact. I began working as a photojournalist in my hometown Lima in Peru, adding to my interest fashion and portraiture once I settled in London in 1985. My images has been published in many magazines including ID, Elle and Vogue, as well as newspapers like The Guardian, The Times and El País. I have covered different topics, from celebrity portraiture to the Kosovo War in 1999. I’m currently engaged in Fine Arts and Documentary projects.