Born in 1966 in an artistic milieu, Barría Davison relocated from Chile’s Straight of Magellan near his native Punta Arenas to Chile’s Atacama Desert, and immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 1995, and to Mexico in 2004. Since 2011, he has won many awards, most notably from the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards for his two novel Mexican images “Two Sisters and the Cat” and an “Old Lady in the Kitchen,” also selected by magnum photographer Steve McCurry and exhibited at the Borges Cultural Gallery in Buenos Aires.
Inspired by Casasola and Chambi, Alvarez Bravo, Hector Garcia and Iturbide, Ortiz Monasterio, Koudelka, Cruz, Meyer and Salgado to ame a few.
His photographs are fractals whose spirit is a Petrarchan sonnet. They conjugate cosmos and chaos, the divine and beings - the cosmotheandric - in light and shadow in a photographic poem whose octaves and sestets intimate presence and luminescence, and are resurrections of Mexico's ancestral spirit gaze.