Black Messengers (Portfolio for Cesar Vallejo) 2013 – Present
Black Messengers takes its title from Los Heraldos Negros, a collection of poems by early twentieth-century Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo. Vallejo’s poetic attention is directed inward, to the conflicts and deep wounds that characterize the modern psyche; as a photographer I turn my own lens outward, at the wounds and conflicts that characterize the modernity of the Americas. Over the last several years now I have traveled between the American West and my native Peru documenting indigenous ruins and archeological sites. I use my camera to meditate on these traces in the landscape that make visible the patterns of inhabitation, loss and erasure. 

Description: Currently a collection of 50 photographs shot on 35mm film and printed as a portfolio of small Silver Gelatin Prints. Below are 15 photographs from the collection. I will not be scanning anymore of these. Please contact me if you would like to schedule a portfolio viewing. The portfolio is a simple clamshell as pictured below with a 2.75''x 3'' image on 8''x10'' warmtone fiber paper. The project has never been exhibited or published, and only exists as silver prints. 

TARRAH KRAJNAK BLACK MESSENGERS
TARRAH KRAJNAK BLACK MESSENGERS
TARRAH KRAJNAK BLACK MESSENGERS
TARRAH KRAJNAK BLACK MESSENGERS
TARRAH KRAJNAK BLACK MESSENGERS
TARRAH KRAJNAK BLACK MESSENGERS
TARRAH KRAJNAK BLACK MESSENGERS
TARRAH KRAJNAK BLACK MESSENGERS
TARRAH KRAJNAK BLACK MESSENGERS
TARRAH KRAJNAK BLACK MESSENGERS
TARRAH KRAJNAK BLACK MESSENGERS
TARRAH KRAJNAK BLACK MESSENGERS
TARRAH KRAJNAK BLACK MESSENGERS
TARRAH KRAJNAK BLACK MESSENGERS
TARRAH KRAJNAK BLACK MESSENGERS
TARRAH KRAJNAK BLACK MESSENGERS
TARRAH KRAJNAK BLACK MESSENGERS
TARRAH KRAJNAK BLACK MESSENGERS