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About the Artist

Hugo Ludeña (Seattle) arrived in the Northwest in 1993. He discovered that the Latinos living the area were very isolated from the rest of society here, living largely separate social lives. He subsequently began capturing Latino celebrations and local customs through photography and has focused on events as they happen at community festivals, concerts, celebrations, traditional weddings and everyday life. 

Hugo received a 2005 GAP to defray the cost of high resolution scans and a website devoted to his photo documentary project Diez Años: Latino Life in the Northwest. Hugo has shown his photographs from this series in Burien’s City Hall and at the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle.

Artist's Addenda: Hugo won a 2008 PONCHO Artistic Merit Award, plus received a 2008 Seattle Mayor's Arts Award.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.