Fotografía Maroma: a living gallery of Mexican photography is a project commissioned by Belmond and co-curated by Candlestar co-founder Fariba Farshad and Mexican gallerist Patricia Conde. The show champions the work of four prominent Mexican photographers: Patricia Lagarde, Javier Hinojosa, Ilán Rabchinskey and Margot Kalach.
The four photographers were asked to capture the bounty and beauty of the beautiful Maroma landscape. With its captivating culture, astonishing terrain and rich storytelling tradition, many artists feel the inexorable pull of the Riviera Maya. The photographers’ unique perspectives provide a glimpse into Mexico’s beguiling identity. A stretch of Caribbean coastline on Mexico’s northeastern Yucatán Peninsula, the Riviera Maya is steeped with centuries of Mayan history. Regarded as one of the most beautiful tourist destinations, the long beaches are for many photographers a dream subject. The four photographers commissioned for this unique project all approached the assignment with their own sensibilities.
After its opening at the Miami Design District during Art Basel Miami Beach, the exhibition toured to ZONAMACO, Mexico City and Photo London before going on permanent display at Maroma, Belmond’s hotel in the Riviera Maya.
Candlestar worked with BELMOND to devise and deliver the touring exhibition.