Milagros de la Torre


Milagros de la Torre, Flag confiscated from ‘Shining Path” terrorist. ‘The lost steps’, 1996. Toned gelatin silver print. 40×40 in.

Milagros de la Torre has been working with the photographic medium since 1991. She studied Communications Sciences at the University of Lima and received a B.A. (Hons) in Photographic Arts from the London College of Printing. Her first solo exhibition, curated by Robert Delpire, was presented at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. She received the Rockefeller Foundation Artist Grant and was awarded the Romeo Martinez Photography Prize and the Young Iberoamerican Creators Prize. In 2003, her artist book Trouble de la Vue was published by Toluca Editions, Paris.  De la Torre received the Guggenheim Fellowship in Creative Arts, Photography, 2011 and the Dora Maar Fellowship from The Brown Foundation, 2014. Her work has been exhibited broadly and is part of permanent museum collections in America and Europe. In 2012, the Americas Society, N.Y. presented ‘Observed’, a solo show curated by Edward J. Sullivan and the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI) honored her with a mid-career retrospective exhibition. Born in Lima, Peru. De la Torre lives and works in New York.

Milagros de la Torre will present her work at After the Fact, a one day symposium examining the place and potential of The Event, hosted by  candidates from the ICP-Bard MFA program. The event will take place on December 12 at ICP School (1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street, NY, NY 10036). The door opens at 10am for registration and breakfast. Morning session begins at 11am and afternoon session begins at 2pm. To learn more about the symposium, please visit


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