Archival Pigment Print
90 x 136 cm
Courtesy Kahmann Gallery
Pieter Henket (Netherlands 1979)
Pieter Henket, a self-taught photographer living and working in New York City since 1998, is known for his alluring portraits of some of the biggest stars in the world. ‘Stars tot the sun’ shows us a different aspect of Henket as an artist. For this series, he travelled to the “Carnaval de Rio en San Luis”, a thrilling spectacle of dance and people taking place every year in San Luis, a city in the mountains of Argentina. The resulting works are a mixture of imposing landscapes, electrifying scenes of the Carnaval and intimate portraits of the Argentinian participants of the festival, shot in a small tent in the midst of the festivities.
All of these images combined capture the soul of the festival and the essence of being human: being able to connect with each other and celebrate life.