We all have that special ability to conjure up memories reserved for the space we call home, that place that immediately invokes nostalgic thoughts of our childhood. For photographer João Canziani, that place is Lima, Perú. Because he left Lima at 15 with his family and moved to Vancouver, Canada, and then subsequently Los Angeles, and finally New York City (where he now resides), his memories of Lima began to fade over the years, seeming more like dreams than reality. He returned to the city to photograph in 2009 and 2010. It is no surprise that his resulting images portray an ephemeral quality and an almost outsider’s view on the city and the people he once knew as home.
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— Lindsay Comstock