On 21 April 2018 the Miami Institute of Photography presents Zurumbático by the Venezuelan Leica photographer Luis Cobelo.
Zurumbático refers to “someone who acts in a foolish way. A ninny, bewildered,slow, melancholic, enigmatic,half-drunk, half-mad”. It takes us to the region around Aracataca – the birthplace
and source of inspiration of Gabriel García Márquez, author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude”. The novel’s magic realism profoundly influenced the photographer’s work: intoxicated by feelings and impressions, he found the extraordinary within the ordinary – capturing vibrantly colourful images with his Leica M9 that are filled with humour and tragedy, stillness and ferocity.
Luis Cobelo promises a frenzy format that will include surprise performances, a ‘zurumbatico’ dress-code, as well as music, as has been its tradition. Cobelo will also offer a workshop called No B.S: Finding Ideas for Editorial Projects, Expository Work and Photo Books.
More detailled informationen can be found here.