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South Perimeter

Photographer Solange Adum was born in Lima, Peru in 1980. Her series South Perimeter explores the landscape as a a testimony and symbol of the economic and social transformations suffered by the city of Lima, the capital of Peru, during the last 5 years. The project aims to highlight an apparent growth in the industrial sector of the southern outskirts of the city, which stands in contrast to the strong rural roots of the area.

Could you tell us a bit about the project?

This road, Panamericana Sur, is the main road everyone takes from Lima to go to the beaches near the city. It’s a landscape I’ve had a connection to my entire life. Ever since I was a little girl I have been fascinated by the flat, infinite, low contrast, pastel land and what people and industries have "planted" there. 


I actually began this project while I was road tripping with my husband. We both like nature and we usually leave the city during weekends. I began to photograph this road in 2015, intrigued by the blend of colors from the sand and the sky. When I was analyzing them at home I decided I wanted to create this project, it took me almost every Saturday for two years.

Your images are in genreal quite clean and minimalistic, what draws you to this sort of esthetic? 

I have always been very attracted to German photography, to the visual clarity of the frontal gaze of subjective language.


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