Friday, July 18, 2014

Limited Edition Portfolio of La Frontera


I am raising funds to cover the costs of my upcoming exhibition at Photoville, the premier photo festival in New York, September 18-28.
I am offering one of my La Frontera limited edition portfolios for a special price of 7500 $ (incl tax). The handmade portfolio box (limited edition of 15) includes 13 numbered and signed 16x20" prints from the La Frontera project for which I photographed 180 artists along the US-Mexican border to document the cultural side of a region mostly known to us from news reports about violence. The portfolio was curated by Julie Grahame and printed by Carl Saytor-Luxlab, New York. More Information here

Friday, April 18, 2014

La Frontera Book



My new 232 page book about artists along the US-Mexican border will be published in Frankfurt, Germany, on May 6th by Edition Faust
For this project I documented the cultural activities in what used to be some of the world's most dangerous cities along the US-Mexican border.
I photographed 180 artists and art supporters along the entire 2000 miles long divide to show the vibrant cultural side of a region that is usually portrayed by the international media with the sole focus on violent crime.
The book has 180 photographs, the texts are in German and Spanish. The introduction was written by New York based journalist Claudia Steinberg

With Texts by Claudia Bodin, Orfa Alarcon, Dolores Dorantes, Rogelio Guedea, Yuri Herrera and David Toscana.
On the cover: photographer and activist Raechel Running at the border in Agua Prieta, Mexico.

Friday, March 28, 2014

La Frontera on BBC


The BBC published some of my portraits of my project 'La Frontera: artists along the US Mexican border' on their NEWS in Pictures today: http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-26747440

These artists from the border are featured: Libre Gutierrez /Tijuana, Efren De La Cruz /Mexicali,Alonso Delgadillo /Tijuana, Humberto Ramirez/Reynosa, Anna Cruz /Ciudad Juarez, Jellyfish Colectivo / Ciudad Juarez, Pablo Llana / Tijuana, Patricia Ruiz Bayon /Matamoros, Monica Lozano / Ciudad Juarez, Raechel Running / Aqua Prieta, Siki Carpio /Tijuana, and Tochirock Gallegos, Reynosa.
— with Libre GutierrezEfren De La CruzAlonso DelgadilloHumberto JimenezAnna Cruz,Jellyfish ColectivoPablo LlanaSiki Carpio,Tochiro Gallegos FotografĂ­aTochirock Gallegos,Raechel Running and Monica Lozano.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

La Frontera Portfolio Box Edition



To raise new funds for my La Frontera project I am working on a 16x20" portfolio edition  with Carl Saytor, owner of Luxlab in Lower Manhattan. 
The portfolio (only 15 portfolio boxes will be sold) was curated by Julie Grahame and it will be available soon !!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Photography Workshop in Tijuana



I am just back from Tijuana, Mexico, where I held a great 4 day photography workshop at  TJs most prestigious La Caja Galeria. Besides talking photography in the classroom at the gallery I had my very talented students shoot pictures in Playas de Tijuana for 2 days, and here are the results, edited down by me to 4-6 images per student, whom I will leave anonymous for now :)













This was the flyer for the workshop:





Tuesday, January 07, 2014