Olmedini El Mago is this month’s cover story for Genii Magazine, illustrated with my photographs and a fourteen page feature! Chloe Olewitz wrote a brilliant summation of his biography, career highlights and the struggles, hopes and dreams that define him.
That first cup of coffee on a Sunday morning never tasted better, waking up to find a feature of my work in the New York Times!
The Metro Section is indeed the pulse of the city. And David Gonzalez, who wrote the piece which accompanies my photographs, is one of the quintessential New York voices, who for many years has explored the richness and complexity of Latino life in New York.
Seen here are images from my most recent project, a work-in-progress, entitled "Olmedini El Mago". The series is a photographic document of Olmedo Renteria “Olmedini”, a 78 years old blind magician: his faith, determination and grit as he works the subways of New York City to make a living. A selection of images was also published in the NY Times LENS on Jan 11th, 2019.
My latest body of work gets its debut feature in today's NY Times "Lens".
"Olmedini El Mago", is a photographic document of the life of a 78 year old blind magician as he works the subways of New York City to make a living. It will also run in print on Sunday, January 20th in the paper's Metropolitan Section.
I am particularly proud to have my photographs accompanied by an essay by David Gonzalez, one of the essential voices which define the life of this city for many of us.
On April 5th, our three-person exhibition "Máscaras, Rumores y Otros Vuelos" opened to great fanfare at the Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno in Guatemala City. The days leading up to it had been intense with a flurry of media requests, including two live appearances on National TV morning shows and additional taped segments for the evening news hour, as well as a live radio interview on Radio Infinita's "Con Criterio" program and feature articles on all of the country's dailies.
Packing bags for Guatemala but still so much to do between now and my Thursday night flight.
Nevertheless, all the overtime and effort seems more manageable when Prensa Libre, Guatemala's largest daily, publishes a full page feature on our upcoming exhibition opening next week at the Museum of Modern Art. The buzz is building and there's a lot of excitement and anticipation in the air.
Something to look forward to!
A three page interview / feature by Pablo Ricardo Juarez was published in today's "Escenario" section of Prensa Libre, Guatemala's largest daily newspaper.
It is very gratifying that my country remembers me and values my photographic practice even though I've lived far away for so many years.
Recommended exhibitions in New York City, from TimeOut New York for June, 2017.
Glad to see my image from The Street Becomes illustrating the listing for the wonderful show at El Museo del Barrio "nasty women / bad hombres".
Here's Part I of V in an extended interview with Brian Schaub from El Antigueño blog.
We discuss my own initiation into photography, my current practice and my solo exhibition "Before the Eclipse" at Panza Verde Gallery in Antigua, Guatemala.
The complete interview is available from Youtube.
A recent interview during prime time news hour on Guatemala's Telediario Canal 3. The subject of the same is my solo exhibition "Before the Eclipse" at Galeria Panza Verde in Antigua.
So pleased to share this publication of my recent work from Cuba in LENSCRATCH, one of my favorite photography blogs. This feature is part of a larger series curated by my friend and colleague Eleonora Ronconi, which examines an individual's search for home.
Of particular importance for me, is the essay which accompanies these photos, which is a meditation on my first experience of Cuba, a land which had so long and so vividly occupied my imagination before I was able to experience it firsthand.
Today's edition of The Boston Globe has a full page review for the touring exhibition "Early Works" in which a photograph I took as a ten-year-old is featured. In his closing paragraph, Mark Feeney compares me first to Cartier Bresson and then to Lartigue.
Ok, I'm officially blushing.
And here's my piece for the exhibition.
A selection of images and a short introduction written by Arts editor Alex Zafiris are in this month's edition of Guernica Magazine.
Plus, it published on my birthday!
The full article can be found here.
Come join Hye-Ryoung Min and I as we travel through Korea with Arirang TV for their series "In Frame".
Shot this past September, Episode 1 of 2 takes us to beautiful Jeju Island:
A short portfolio of my most recent body of work "El Sistema" in the Fall 2014 American Photo Magazine "On Campus" Edition.
As a teenager growing up in Guatemala, I remember waiting with great expectation to see the new issues of this remarkable magazine arrive in the mail. The December issue of Black and White features a 10 page portfolio of my YONKEROS series in its pages. The photographs are accompanied by George Slade's wonderful essay. Issue is available on newstands now!