About

Victoria Aguirre (b. 1985) is an Argentinean photographer, designer and interior stylist based in Byron Bay, Australia. She is the co-founder of Pampa & Tracing Maps

Victoria has a degree in advertising and has done courses on graphic design, styling and photography. She worked as a freelance photographer since finishing university and moved to New York to work in a production company while studying photography at ICP. 

She is know for her love for photographing animals, such as horses, cows, llamas, amongst drastic and earthy landscapes. Her fine art prints are sold around the world. 

She gained recognition for her work when moving to Australia in 2012 and launching Pampa.

During those first years in Australia she was shooting many fashion editorials with her particular frame and style. 

Victoria enjoys shooting portraits that's one of the reasons she did wedding photography while starting Pampa on those early years.

Nowadays she is focused in her role as a creative director and designer at Pampa amongst, always shooting new series for her ongoing growing fine art print series.


Exhibition

2011 - El Baldio Movil - "Entre Sueños" - Buenos Aires

2015 - The Farm Byron Bay - "Highlanders in the Hinterland" - Byron Bay

2016- Megan Morton's Studio (The School) - "Dialogue with Horses" - Sydney

2017 - The Farm Byron Bay - "Roaming in the Fields" - Byron Bay

2019 - The Koskela Gallery -  "On Desert Time" - Sydney


On her series Pampa Horses

"Horses are in my blood and have been in my family’s heritage for generations. Growing up in Argentina’s La Pampa, a place named for its fertile earth, is where my passion for these animals was ignited and my Dialogue with Horses first began. 

When I was born, I was given a female foal as a present. We were raised together and she became one of my closest friends throughout my childhood and adolescent years. I still remember the connection I felt to her – and looking back at photos now, those feelings come flooding back.  

Many years later, my photography teacher told me that the best photographs we can possibly take are in our own backyard; that we should look deep inside ourselves for that special connection and express it through the camera. I will forever be grateful for this piece of advice. Each horse that I photograph shares my homeland, La Pampa. I visit and revisit them over and over again before I photograph them; our relationship is never a one-off encounter. In these dialogues spoken through the camera’s lens, I have learned that you can look at a horse and just see a horse – or you can look deeper and find emotions, character, relationships, and an understanding that every animal has its own spirit and purpose in life. "

“For those who look without seeing, land is land and nothing else.” Atahualpa Yupanqui




Contact

hello@victoriaaguirre.com

Byron Bay, Australia

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