Embassy of Peru 2011
In this opportunity the Embassy of Peru, La Petite Mort Gallery, and João Canziani share a desire to bring an awareness and draw out the beauty of subcultures. In João Canziani’s photographic series “Canadian Café Bar,” he pays attention to the alternative relationships between men and women. Canziani paints a respectful and tender image of these women, making the viewer appreciate their naïveté and vulnerability. La Petite Mort Gallery is excited to have the unique opportunity to have João Canziani exhibit at the gallery, and to collaborate with the Embassy of Peru in introducing a different perspective on raw beauty.
The Embassy of Peru is very happy to present this new series photographed by João Canziani in Lima, Peru and presently exhibited at La Petite Mort Gallery in Ottawa.
João Canziani was born in Lima, Peru. He spent his youth avoiding team sports and drawing elaborate blueprints for things like minivans that turned into submarines. João found the perfect amalgam of art and engineering when he inherited his father’s old Pentax.
At the age of 15, the family moved to Vancouver. After completing a degree in Psychology in Canada, he studied photography at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, executing slick, highly-lit fashion shoots. But it was his intensely personal images he shot in Lima that first attracted magazines such as the Fader and Travel & Leisure to his work, earning João recognition as one of PDN’s 30 in 2005. João is based in New York City.