TEDx is coming to Somerville, MA. this upcoming Sunday, March 30th! Don’t miss the opportunity to hear inspiring talks, meet interesting people, and enjoy some art!
I am excited to announce that my series Trapped has been selected to be exhibited during the event.
Trapped is a series of photographs of motorbike riders that aims to capture the pauses that occur throughout a day of commonplace tasks. These portraits were candidly shot, with no awareness of the photographer on the part of the subject. Shooting with a 50mm lens forced me to closely approach my subjects, allowing me to project my own perceptions as a rider upon them. Sharing the commonality of the road, they are stopped at a traffic light: trapped in time and amidst their own thoughts. These moments shared with other riders, paradoxically, render them isolated from one another, as they wander momentarily into the solitude of their own meditations. These fleeting moments remain with us but only a few seconds before being lost. A meaningful pause in time which remains eternal upon being captured by the camera.
TEDxSomerville is a day-long event celebrating the exciting ideas, art, initiatives, inventions, community, and other Movements that relate to and spring from Somerville. This year, the theme is “Movement.” Speakers, artists and musicians from around the community will share their passions, talents and ideas with a diverse group of attendees.
Somerville prides itself on being one of the most creative places on the planet. New York City is the only US city that can boast more artists per capita than Somerville. Our group of attendees and speakers will represent some of the brightest minds from the Somerville community.
The date is March 30, 2014. Check-in begins at noon, and the real fun begins at 1pm. We’ll wrap up just before 6pm and invite you to join us for a stellar after party next door at Aeronaut Brewing from 6-10pm.
To learn more about the event and the other artists that have been selected to show work, please visit http://tedxsomerville.org/2014/
It is my pleasure to announce the opening of my first solo show. The exhibition will be held at the Academy of Fine Arts of Sabadell (Barcelona) in Spain, from March 11 until April 06, 2014.
If you happen to be traveling to Spain sometime soon, I would love to see you at theopening on March 11 at 7pm!
For those of you who won’t be able to visit the exhibition, I invite you to visit my new work on Lens Culture, where it was recently featured as an Editor’s Pick.
All my best,
Thrilled to have been invited to show my work at Lens Culture!
My photographs portray a group of college students seeking to explore and define their emerging identities. These young people have chosen an unusual path: they are all enrolled in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). When joining, they are taught a set of values and expectations that adhere to a group philosophy. As they struggle to define their own identities, they are also presented with a well-established role to play. Like actors who perform according to a script and can transform their personalities on stage, these cadets are learning a military script that will not only teach them how to perform in the field but require them to adopt a new persona as their own.
I began to photograph cadets of different ages, from a range of universities in Boston, during their physical and mental training to become leaders in the U.S. Army. I am most drawn to depicting how individual identity and military persona coexist. Resonating within these images is this confluence of agendas, at times subtle and at other times quite apparent. In my work, I explore the cadets’ success in adopting their roles, and look at the differences between freshman and seniors, men and women, and those who plan to become active and reserve officers.
I draw inspiration from the rich, dramatic lighting of the baroque paintings of Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Velazquez. In my photographs, I explore the nebulous threshold between the individual personality and identity within the group.
Mañana sábado es el último día de la Exposición “Realidad y Emoción” en la Galería Valid Foto BCN.
A las 11.30h los directores Fernando Peracho y Ángel Albarrán realizarán una visita guiada.
Si todavía no conoces el trabajo de Andrei Fârcâsanu, Berta Vicente, Inka Martí, Miho Kajioka y Alejandra Carles-Tolrá, no te pierdas esta oportunidad!