Oman Morí is a Peruvian multidisciplinary photographer based in Lima, specialized in fine art photography, still life, and analog experimentation. His work revolves around the use of old and defective analog cameras to portrait and analyze his daily life in the urban chaos. As a photographer and experimental musician, he has found an intersection between his two passions by implementing sound in moving image, in order to create a multi-sensorial, multi -platform experience. He is inspired by artists such as Antoine D’Agata, Susan Burnstine and Aaron Siskind. He has participated in workshops with renowned photographers such as Antoine D’Agata, Luis Camnitzer, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Rosangella Rennó, and Luis Gonzales Palma.
With the project “Dissociations”, he is currently focused at portraying the relationship of the person with their physical space, seeking to discover how the territory influences in the construction of imaginaries, and how it unconsciously affects the individual. In his previous work, he used psychological theories to portrait the abandonment of nature by Western civilization, using abstraction to recreate feelings of estrangement. Moreover, in his last work he established a link between fire and human manifestations, specifically in social uprisings. Here, he explored the riots that took place in Valparaíso, Chile, during the social unrest that the country experienced in October 2019, which coincided with the context of the city’s international photography fair.
He received his formal training in photography in the Faculty of Communications of the University of Lima (Peru), where he obtained a BA in Communications. He also studied at Centro de la Imagen (Peru), where he obtained a Diploma in Contemporary Latin American Photography.