Lou Peralta is a Mexican photographer born in 1964. Trained in traditional portrait photography for over 30 years by her family's four generations of photographers, Peralta decided in 2017 to devote herself full time to contemporary photography.
She has years of experience examining faces in an effort to bring the “inner” person to the surface for the camera to capture in a singular moment. While there is artistry in her traditional portraiture work, the Disassemble Series was Peralta’s first effort at expression as a contemporary artist that transcends an individual and speaks about a nation. Peralta’s images are pieces of a puzzle that, when put together, speak to the diversity and essence that is Mexico.
Peralta earned an undergraduate degree in graphic design with a major in editorial design from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City (honorable mention for thesis). She then completed a specialty course in contemporary photography at the Node Center for Curatorial Studies. In addition to her Contemporary Photography practice, Peralta is producing with her father Héctor Herrera a book project celebrating the family photography business that spans four generations on its Centennial anniversary. Lou is a Fujifilm Mexico Brand Ambassador, joining a worldwide group of “X-Photographers.” Most recently, Fujifilm generously shared examples of their new Instax printers with which she is experimenting now and able to share images with her subjects in her portraiture projects.