CARLOS JARAMILLO - TIERRA DEL SOL
Carlos Jaramillo’s Tierra del Sol is a selection of photos from October 2021 documenting “El Clasico de las Americas,” an annual weeklong charreado at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, considered the biggest event of its size. It was organized by Charreria against Cancer to raise funds for cancer patients at St Jude hospital. Jaramillo’s images depict contemporary charros and escaramuzas as they compete and socialize with one another in various suertes that collectively encompass a single sport—a sport uniquely designated as the official national sport of Mexico. Anthropologist Cristina Palomar writes that charreria is “a cultural phenomenon that embodies a ranchera tradition derived from the romantic vision of rural Mexico; and it is also a social arena that operates as a mechanism to produce local subjects, values and symbols projected at the national level.” We see these elements play out in the specific regional performance that occurs in places like Pico Rivera, California.
- Binding: Softcover
- Condition: New
- Dimensions: 8 x 10", 64 pages
- Publishing: Pomegranate Press, April 2022
- Printed in USA