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Ochoa (Horacio) Photographs
2006.R.4  
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Description
The collection contains photographs by Horacio Ochoa of monumental natural and built environments in Peru. The photographs were used by Daniel Ruzo in his research on Peruvian protohistory. Many of the images depict the sacred places or large sacred objects known as huacas. Included are the sites of Antabamba, Sayhuite (Saywite), Machu Picchu, Anghas Marka, Huiñay Huayna(Wiñay Wayna), and Moray.
Background
The Peruvian photographer Horacio Ochoa (1905-1978) was born in San Sebastián, Cusco. He studied with José Gabriel González and became one of the most prominent practitioners of the Cusco School. Active from 1928-1964, Ochoa was known for his architectural and landscape views of ancient cities and colonial monuments. In addition to running his own photography studio he also worked for the Peruvian Policía Nacional documenting political and union leaders.
Extent
29 photographic prints (2 boxes)
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Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.