4-15 June 2013, Peltz Room, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

Snow Star documents a mysterious, ancient Andean ceremony, Qoyllur Ritt’i (Quechuan for Resplendent Snow), which takes place annually hidden in the high altitudes of the Peruvian Andes. The ritual, associated with the fertility of the land and the worship of the Apus (spirits of the mountains), is an important manifestation of syncretism – a fusion of Catholic and Incan pagan traditions.

Sephira Salazar is a self-taught photographer with a background in film development and production and a passion for colour, beauty, street art and the sacred.

Exhibition opening with drinks reception on Monday 3 June.

The Peltz Room is open on the following days:

Mondays – Fridays 11.00am to 9.00pm

Saturdays 11.00am to 1.00pm