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About the Artist

Eduardo Calderón (Kirkland) was born in Arequipa, Peru, in 1949. He went to primary and secondary schools in Peru and later attended the University of Washington in Seattle where he studied anthropology and museology. He has been a photographer and an artist since the 1970s and has exhibited his work frequently in the US and abroad. He is represented by Francine Seders Gallery in Seattle.

Eduardo received a 2013 GAP to help with the costs of preparing photographs for exhibition at the Francine Seders Gallery and the Seattle Art Museum. The preparation will involve editing, printing, matting, and framing of photographs from the artist's trip to Lima and Arequipa, Peru during Holy Week.

Eduardo received a 2006 GAP for a two-week residency in Cartagena de las Indias, Colombia. “It is a great opportunity to photograph in this port town that dates to 1533 and was the most important port in the Americas during the early years of the Spanish occupation,” says the artist. He adds, “It was built as a fortified port to protect the treasures being sent to Spain from South America and to receive everything coming to the Americas including the beginnings of the slave trade in the continent. Cartagena has, in addition to its well preserved historical architecture, a very unique and diverse population that combines the Native American culture with those of the descendants of the African slaves and the Spanish Colonials.” The photos from Calderón’s residency were part an exhibit at Catherine Person Gallery, Seattle.

Eduardo also received GAPs in 1989, 1996, 1998 and 2001, as well as a 1998 Fellowship.

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