Paz Errazuriz

born 1944

Paz Errazuriz, ‘Adam’s Apple’ 1983, printed 2008
Adam’s Apple 1983, printed 2008
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Biography

Paz Errázuriz (born 2 February 1944 in Santiago, Chile) is a Chilean photographer. Errazuriz documented marginalized communities such as sex workers, psychiatric patients and circus performers during the military dictatorship of Chile. Errázuriz's has said about her work: ‘They are topics that society doesn’t look at, and my intention is to encourage people to dare to look’. She was a teacher at a primary school when Augusto Pinochet overtook Chile's Presidential Palace in 1973, inspiring her to begin her photography career. She is the co-founder of the Association of Independent Photographers (AFI). Originally titled the "Asociación de Fotógrafos Independientes," she helped create the AFI in 1981 to make it easier for artists in Chili to find legal support and organize group art shows.

She is also a collaborator for the magazine Apsi and of diverse press agencies. She is known for her work in marginalized communities. Errazuriz goes on to say about her work: "...what I photograph has to do with people who are not at the center, who stand outside and have always been subordinated to power". Errazuriz began her career in the 1970s, and ever since she has been a voice for subordinate groups in society, more specifically, Chile.

She was a primary school at the time when she started her photography, and was slowly taking pictures 'under the radar'.

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