I believe Photography can be used to improve the lives of others, and for the betterment of society. An image can change the way we feel about something or someone, and it can create an everlasting impression.
Throughout my life I’ve been fortunate to have had several opportunities to develop lifelong projects based on my passion for the environment and my place of birth, Cuba. My first Documentary project, ‘Ninety Miles – an intimate journey’, is an emotional exploration based on my return to Cuba after 30 years, and the
re- encountering of the family I left behind. Photographs from this body of work have been exhibited at the International Center of Photography in NYC as part of a group exhibit ‘Clues to Identity’, and selected images are held in their permanent education collection. Other exhibits include the Batik Gallery in Barcelona Spain, Soho Photo in Manhattan and The George Segal Gallery at Montclair State University.
Education has played a major role in my development and over the course of nine years, I’ve studied Fine Art Black and White film Photography under the guidance of Master Printer and Artist, Chuck Kelton. During this time, I studied archival printing methods, toning and other darkroom techniques. I shoot film all the time and develop and hand print all my work, not because it’s better than other mediums, but because I can’t see myself doing it any other way.
I am pleased to announce that the Social Documentary Network, an organization based in NY that supports social documentary Photographers has accepted "Ninety Miles - an intimate journey" into their collective. Click here to read the stories associated with the images and to visit SDN.