Detail of the Intihuatana stone

Edward Ranney1971 - Printed in 1999

MALI, Museo de Arte de Lima

MALI, Museo de Arte de Lima
Lima, Peru

A student of Peruvian photography and in particular of the work of Martín Chambi, the North American Edward Ranney is an important photographer in his own right. His principal subjects are the Inca archaeological ruins that often reveal to the spectator a vision on the one hand modern and on the other meticulous. The Intihuatana stone, an emblematic piece at the Machu Picchu archaeological site, is represented in this picture attempting to distance itself from the touristic stereotype.


  • Title: Detail of the Intihuatana stone
  • Creator Lifespan: Chicago, 1942
  • Creator Nationality: American
  • Creator Gender: Masculine
  • Creator Birth Place: Chicago
  • Date Created: 1971 - Printed in 1999
  • Physical Dimensions: w360 x h440 cm (Complete)
  • Type: Photogravure on Arches 250 gr. cardboard
  • Rights: Colección Museo de Arte de Lima. Donación del autor
  • photographer: Edward Ranney
  • Título original: Detalle de piedra del Intihuatana
  • Técnica: Fotograbado sobre cartulina Arches de 250 gr
  • Texto curatorial: Estudioso de fotografía peruana, y en particular de la obra de Martín Chambi, el norteamericano Edward Ranney es también un talentoso fotógrafo interesado por la temática andina. Sus motivos principales son las ruinas arqueológicas incaicas, que suele revelar al espectador con una visión a la vez moderna y acuciosa. En esta imagen se representa la piedra del Intihuatana, pieza emblemática del centro arqueológico de Machu Picchu, procurando alejarse del estereotipo turístico.

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