Dilmar M. Gamero S. is a Peruvian-born, Philadelphia based visual artist and teacher trained at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru with studies in audiovisual communication, philosophy, theology, and art education. He has many years of experience working in pedagogy, outreach, volunteering, and visual arts. He has specialized in documentary production, fine art photography, digital and alternative photographic processes. He received his MFA in Photography at Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, and he is a Ph.D. candidate in Documentary Arts and Visual Research and teacher in the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts at Temple University.
His primary focus over the last decade has been to document his personal interaction with the community of Paucartambo in the Peruvian Andes and its religious celebration (Mamacha Carmen) with the plan of publishing his experiences as a richly illustrated book. In this process, he has been working with digital tools and alternative traditional printing processes.
His Ph.D. research questions how the relationship between archive-based aesthetics and uncontrolled experimental photographic and new media processes transform the understandings about race, gender, social and personal narratives