September 5, 2019 to September 7, 2019
The Blue Door Art Center Presents
Indelible Images of Jauja, Peru – The Photography of Teodoro Bullón
September 5, 6, and 7th
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 5 | 5:30 – 8:30pm. All Welcome! Wine and Cheese (During Yonkers Gallery Hop, all of the downtown galleries will be open, and restaurants will offer discounts, free limited edition pin)
Gallery Hours for this Exhibition:
Thursday, September 5 | 3 – 8:30pm, Friday, September 6 | 3 – 8pm, Saturday, September 7 | 1 – 5pm
Join as we travel through space and time to turn of the century Jauja, Peru. From Teodoro N. Bullón Salazar, watchmaker, merchant and photographer, come the photographs of this impressive archive of glass plates that were abandoned and lost, and that, thanks to the rescue and the artistic intervention of the photographer Sonia Cunliffe, reveals us to the characters of a disappearing world – although now happily recovered. His portrayed were the people of the times of the beautiful epoch, whether rich or poor, young or old, whose identity is still under investigation. This graphic treasure was recently discovered by collector Jorge Bustamante, who sold Cunliffe part of his collection to both, then, we owe this extraordinary show. Teodoro Bullón’s grandson is Yonker’s resident Ivan Amaro Bullón, and Sonia Cunliffe has kindly agreed to share the exhibit with the Blue Door Art Center. It is the first time an exhibit of these photographs has visited the United States.
Don Teodoro Bullón Salazar, was born in Jauja, Junín in the year 1885 and died in 1960, at the at the age of 75. Don Teodoro’s life was spent in the beautiful city of Jauja dedicated to photography, watchmaking and commerce. In the city of Juaja he was a renowned photographer and merchant, he owned a shop in front of the main square, where you could get all kinds of items, bookstore, food, armory, electrical, musical, sports, mining tools, etc. There was everything from a bicycle to a button.
Jauja, Peru is the second city that the Spaniards founded in Peru in 1534 on the mythical remains of an Inca site. Jauja, the elegant, the cosmopolitan, the sanatorium city that in its heyday welcomed the most distinguished inhabitants of Lima and the world who arrived attracted by the beneficial dry climate, in the hope that it will return them the health of relatives suffering from tuberculosis.
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