|© Tom Chambers|
“Afternoon With Octavio” (2010) is part of Tom Chambers’s “Dreaming in Reverse” series which is currently on view at Photo-Eye Gallery in Santa Fe. Chambers created this photomontage after visiting an authentic Mexican hacienda, where the unspoiled beauty seemed in juxtaposition to the ongoing political and economic strife. Octavio Paz, Mexican poet and 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature winner, wrote with great passion about the search for Mexican identity. Within the genre of magic realism Chambers shares his concerns about cultural loss and identity in this image.