Walterio Iraheta, El Salvador

Iraheta has produced a series of photographs titled Faraway Brother Style after the term “hermano lejano” that refers to an emigrant friend or relative that send money back to family in El Salvador. The photographs document a peculiar pattern in home improvements that transplants foreign architectural styles. The transnational flow of money parallels of globalizing fusion. The result is a disarmingly kitschy impression of baroque and classical attempts in rural Latin America. Iraheta’s interest in migration patterns and cultural hybridization underpins his work’s various commentary on cultures.

More photos and information on the Faraway Brothers Project here and on his consumer culture art objects hereat ROFA projects. More information on Iraheta’s work here at EDS Gallery.

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