Sergio Trujillo (Colombia, born in 1947) Muros Colombianos, 1972-1979 Gelatin silver print. Signed vintage print. 16.4 x 24 cm
Born in 1947 in Bogotá, Colombia.
Sergio Trujillo studied architecture at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia from 1966 to 1968. He later graduated as a graphic designer from the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. In 1981, he received a Kodak Colombiana scholarship to take a multi-image production course in Mexico City. He has made several short films, including El Gamín (1973), El Dorado blanco (1974), and La Carrera (1979). He has been professor of photography, design, and visual expression at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano (1973, 1974, 1983). He is the founder and manager of Sergio Trujillo Dávila y Cía. (since 1983), a company that designs audiovisual programs in video and multi-image systems.
From 1972 to 1979, Trujillo made a series of black-and-white photographs of torn posters pasted onto walls. Through each layer of these lacerated posters, the artist captures the concerns of Colombian society at the time, while raising formal questions in the field of documentary photography.