Silver Gelatin Print on Archival Paper
By printing his photos in warm tones of earth, Salcido seeks to capture fragments of time where “visual poetry and beauty reside.” In 1999-2000, the Salcido family, seeking to understand its roots, moved to Belorado, a small village in northern Spain. Photos produced during the artist’s yearlong sabbatical there culminated in Spain: Millennium Past.
In this series, the artist suspends time and its ceaseless evolution to invite viewers to experience images of a rich culture that pauses to savor life’s simple joys; El Aprendizaje, Camino a Casa, and Toro Oscuro come from that series. Zabila and La Silla are from the artist’s Hecho en Juarez, a series in which he chronicles intimate scenes from the Cuauhtémoc Market.