Born in Lima, Jorge Deustua, is one of Peru’s most significant contemporary photographic artists. Deustua’s practice, spanning more than thirty years, is characterized by innovation and exploration of photo-media. Deustua has been studying our cultural, physical and emotional engagement with social environment and has combined a sharp eye, a committed reputation with a deep humanity.
His photographs are part of private and public collections, including the Art Museum of Lima and the Washington DC Corcoran Gallery.
In 2007 he published his anthological book "In Search of a Hero" that accompanied the travelling exhibition of the same name recently presented in Sydney and Canberra.
His exhibition and book, collaboration with the Australian photographer Marian Drew, “Beyond Landscape” was presented in Lima in November 2011 and in Brisbane in July 2012.
Associate Professor of Photography at the Universidad de Lima and the Pontificia Universidad Católica, in Perú, he has been a Visiting Artist and Lecturer at the Canberra Institute of Technology , the University of Sydney, the Australia National University in Canberra, and the Queensland College of Art-Griffith University.
Deustua has directed and worked on projects for the preservation of Peru’s visual memory, and has recovered and promoted important photographic archives, such as the Courret Brothers Photography Studio (1863-1935). In 1994 he presented the travelling exhibit "Memories of a City. Courret Bros. Studio (1863-1935)” at the Mois de la Photo (Paris), FotoFest (Houston), the IILA Gallery (Rome), and the Museum Niépce (Chalon-sur-Saône). In 2008 he was co-curator of the exhibition and the book “La Destrucción del Olvido. Estudio Courret Hnos. 1863-1935” presented at the Miraflores ICPNA Gallery, of the Peruvian-North American Cultural Institute.