LOU PERALTA

Lou Peralta (b. 1964) is a fourth generation member of a family of portrait photographers based in Mexico City. Utilizing over three decades’ worth of portrait photography experience, Peralta’s work captures an energy and internal consciousness influenced by the diverse cultural heritages from across Mexico. Peralta earned an undergraduate degree in graphic design with a major in editorial design from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and completed a specialty course in contemporary photography at the Node Center for Curatorial Studies. In 2017, she was named a brand ambassador by Fujifilm Mexico. Her work has appeared in publications such as LensCulture, VISOR, Milenio, CEO North America and Catalyst: Interviews.

After more than 30 years as a portrait photographer, in 2017 Lou Peralta decided to devote herself full time to creating her own contemporary photography.

Peralta earned an undergraduate degree in graphic design with a major in editorial design from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City (honorable award for thesis). She then completed a specialty course in contemporary photography at the Node Center for Curatorial Studies.

In addition to her Contemporary Photography practice, Peralta is working with her father Héctor Herrera on a book project celebrating the family photography business that spans four generations on its Centennial anniversary.

Lou is a Fujifilm Mexico Brand Ambassador, joining a worldwide group of “X-Photographers”. Most recently Fujifilm generously shared examples of their new Instax printers with which she is experimenting now and able to share images with her subjects in her portraiture projects.

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