Photographer, artist and tireless traveler. Or rather, it is the photos he makes, the pictures he paints, the places where he travels.
Nicolás presents himself saying that he was born in Buenos Aires in 1983, studied photojournalism with the master Hernán Canuti. Also that he is interested in the culture of Central Asia, the Middle East and the native people of the Andes in South America.
But these are simple biographical data, incomplete, incapable of expressing the totality of what is Nicolás, a timeless being without body, one of those strange links in the long chain of men. Nicolás Preci is one of those beings who are simply here to teach us to look, so that once and for all men learn to look into other men’s eyes. It seems so complicated, and the matter is so simple.
During 2018, Nicolás was teaching photography at the Archeological Museum of Cachi (Province of Salta, northern Argentina) and also being part of an educational project at a rural school. Besides, two long therm projects come to light: rituals in the Calchaqui Valley and “Cacheños”, black and white portraits of Cachi´s neighbors.
Last year, Nicolás worked in a new theme in Buenos Aires: “Paco. Costs and complexities of addiction”, an assignment that shows the difficulties faced by users and the daily efforts to have a decent life.
Meanwhile, is planning to continue his projects about India and its ethnic and cultural diversity, Iran, Afghanistan, the Kurds and new themes for his next step. Nowadays he is working in the impact of the quarantine by Covid 19 on the informal economy and, on the other hand, families who leave rural life in the Calchaqui Valley to live in the popular neighborhoods of Salta. Also, he is teaching photography in different ways.
A workshop in Egypt is coming for 2022. History, political context, ancestral costumes and photography. A trip to the heart of Egypt with the renowned journalist specialized in the Middle East, Ezequiel Kopel. Stay tuned!