Pedro Luis Raota (April 26, 1934 – March 4, 1986) is famouse and world wide known photographer from Argentina, ranked as one of the leading exponents of American photography and the Argentine photographer who has received the most awards in contests and photographic halls all around the world. In some publications it is indicated that throughout his 52 years of life Raota obtained more than 3,000 gold medals. Pedro Luis Raota passed away in 1986 and we can say that His photography showed, sometimes, the dramatic side of the life, but always dealing the subjects with irony and humor. Sometimes he was criticized because some of his photographs were previously set up, but he always responded: “A Photographer imagines a picture, and if that picture he imagines doesn’t exist, he will create it just like a Film Director does”.
He was excited by the color photography and published a portfolio of Gauchos with 12 subjects that interested collectors. Over the years Pedro Luis Raota developed a very own personal style. His photographs, with strong accents highlighting light on a dark background, have become practically his trademark, being very easy to recognize even for the amatours.
Pedro Luis Raota considered to be one of ten the best photographers of the world. Having in his credit countless premiums granted by juries of the five continents, their art and creation continue surprising by their love, realism or crudity. Raota is, by on all the things, a sensible man who knows to create images, total of patetismo or tenderness, overflowing joy or demolishing impotence and that knew to forge a photographic language of infinite conceptual clarity. An art that passes on the most outstanding characteristic of its creator: its sling and limitless humanity that contributes to rescue the common experiences to all the human beings. Through the lens. Through core.
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Official site: www.raota.com