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:





Monday, December 16, 2013

Humanitarian Award for La Frontera Project


I am very grateful to be one of this year's recipients of The 2013 David Chow Humanitarian Award Foundation

I received the award for my long term project  LA FRONTERA: Artists along the US Mexican Border. 

davidchowfoundation.org/recipients-gallery/2013-recipients/


Links to my project:

borderartists.com

facebook.com/LaFronteraArtistsAlongTheUsMexicanBorder


Saturday, October 19, 2013

La Frontera Project Featured on Wired.com




In the years since Mexico, under former President Vicente Fox, declared war on the drug cartels of Mexico in 2006, most of the photojournalism from the border has focused on the inevitable violence. With more than 60,000 people dead and another 25,000 missing, such attention is warranted, and vital.
Yet there’s more to the border region than just gunfire and body counts. Stefan Falke’s ongoing project,La Frontera: Artists from the U.S. Mexican Border, examines the borderland’s flourishing arts communities with photographs of more than 170 painters, muralists, art promoters, museum directors and musicians.
“It’s a story as true as those about crimes and violence,” Falke says. “There are a lot of amazing cultural activities going on along the border, on both sides. Artists are the pulse of societies and they can have a tremendous positive influence on their communities.” ....
                 read full story : http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2013/10/stefan-falke-border-artists/