Taking the penetrating images of a life of work and putting them in your own Museum was an exposure no meter could have predicted. The images captured by Mate are more than the pause button in historical moments, they are history. From his images of princess Diana, two weeks before her death, to the images of Rhiana captured last month, Mate has created not only a photo history but has in his own setting given space to images that are larger than life.
Walking the wall-ways between the exhibition spaces, one gets a sense of the pastoral coupled with unending anticipation. The wedge of flying concrete that juts into the walking path calls for consideration, review, and even examination. We take a few moments to pose before his memorable captures of a culture moving on. Images of loss.
The collection gathered in the museum is more than historical artifact. The collection ranges from the challenging Stone to the ethereal Gwyneth Paltrow, the token Canadian Justin Bieber, and wrapped up with Nicki Minaj. The collection was truly a cornucopia of glamour. The photographs a studied passion and compassion for the persons. If you are in Lima, detour to the Mate Museum in the Brranca and see what you may have missed all these years.