Oman Morí is a Peruvian multidisciplinary photographer based in Lima, specializing in fine art photography, still life, and analog experimentation. His work revolves around the use of old and defective analog cameras to portray and analyze his daily life in urban chaos. As a photographer and experimental musician, he has found an intersection between his two passions by implementing sound in moving images to create a multi-sensorial, multi-platform experience.
With the project “Dissociations”, he is currently focused on portraying the person's relationship with their physical space, seeking to discover how the territory influences the construction of imaginaries, and how it unconsciously affects the individual. In his previous work, he used psychological theories to portray 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 in Valparaíso, Chile, during the social unrest that the country experienced in October 2019.
He received his formal training in photography in the Faculty of Communications of the University of Lima, where he obtained a BA in Communications. He also studied at Centro de la Imagen (Peru), where he received a Diploma in Contemporary Latin American Photography. He is currently enrolled in the one-year program at the International Center of Photography, New York.