La Palmera (The palm tree), from the series La manzana de Adán (Adam’s apple)

Paz Errázuriz1982-1990

Hammer Museum

Hammer Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Born in 1944, Paz Errázuriz is a Chilean photographer with a career spanning more than thirty years. Over the years Errázuriz has turned her gaze to the most marginal, who often have less access to power and even to the means to voice their discontent. Her candid yet poetic black-and-white photographs often take the form of a series, at times accompanied by the writings of other women. One of her most important series, La Manzana de Adán (Adam’s apple), was published as a photo-essay with text by Claudia Donoso. In it Errázuriz and Donoso were given entrée into the lives of Mercedes, Evelyn, and Pilar, three transvestites who worked in the brothels of La Jaula and La Palmera in the towns of Talca and Santiago.


  • Title: La Palmera (The palm tree), from the series La manzana de Adán (Adam’s apple)
  • Creator: Paz Errázuriz
  • Date Created: 1982-1990
  • Physical Dimensions: 19 9/16 × 23 1/2 in. (39.5 × 59.7 cm)
  • Rights: Courtesy the artist and Galeria AFA, Santiago
  • External Link: Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1965 at the Hammer Museum
  • Medium: Gelatin silver print
  • Original Source: The artist and Galeria AFA, Santiago
  • Nationality of Artist: Chilean
  • Life Dates of Artist: b. 1944

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