(Buenos Aires, 1956-2003)
Kuropatwa captured with his camera the spirit of an era, the Argentina of the post-dictatorship in the 80s and the Menemist squander of the 90s. Restless, charismatic and irreverent, he cultivated a personality that has been considered inseparable from his work.
He studied photography in New York, at the Fashion Institute of Technology and at the Parsons School of Design. In 1985 he returned to Buenos Aires and set up his own studio where he portrayed countless personalities from the arts, culture and rock music industry. Infected with HIV, his first works addressed with a dramatic and self-referential approach the near certainty of death. In 1996, with the appearance of the retroviral medication, he carried out his Cocktail series, which became an icon of the fight against AIDS. Since then, his images turned to color in large format, a novelty for the artistic photography of that moment, and acquired a more ironic tone.