Nieto y abuelo
“My work is documentary and real, as I see things in the world. I was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1958. At the age of 12, I began to take pictures with a Agfa-Rapid 35 mm camera. It was the in the mid-to-late 1960’s, early on in my childhood, when I developed a sensibility and respect towards nature. That sense of awe and inexplicable peace of mind grew every time I hiked next to my fellow Boy Scouts in Venezuela.Every time I came back home I would be asked by my parents about my impressions on the excursions, only to have words fail me. It was hard to describe the impact it had had on me.” I have been working in the photography business as a freelancer photographer for over 35 years. I have lived and worked in Venezuela and lived in Chicago city ,Illinois,USA. I have recently moved to Budapest, Hungary looking for new horizons and inspiration. I am specialized in nature, landscape and portrait. I have worked for several local and multinational advertising agencies such as: Publicis, JWT, Draft FCB, Leo Burnett, among others and direct companies.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016-MOMENTS at PH21 Gallery.Budapest Hungary

2014-CITIES at PH21Gallery.Budapest Hungary.

2001 – ONE AND A HALF CENTURY OF HUNGARIAN-VENEZUELAN PHOTOGRAPHY. La Estancia Cultural Center, Caracas – Venezuela

2000 – I. Photographic Biennial, Daniela Chappard Foundation. 2nd place in Documental Photography. 1st. Place for best work presented, by public voting. 2000 – „VENEZUELA” – A Country of National Parks. Casa Simón Bolivar, La Habana, Cuba

1999 – Afterimage Gallery (afterimage.com). Photography exposed in the section „Our viewers best”, denominated „Descanso”.

1997 – Exhibition of winners at the XVI Maraven Contest . Natural Science Museum, Caracas – Venezuela.

1996 – Exhibition of winners at the XV Maraven Photographic Contest. Salón Maraven, Caracas – Venezuela.

1993 -1994 „Venezuela – a tropical country. Journey through its National Parks”. Itinerant collective exhibition in Venezuela, Mexico, USA, Spain and other countries.Sponsored by : Inparques (a governmental institution), Banco de Venezuela, Banco Consolidado Foundation

1986 Exhibition of Young Photographers. Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas, Ipostel Salon, Caracas – Venezuela

1983 – Salon of Young Photographers. Museum of Contemporary Art of Venezuela. Caracas – Venezuela

1983 – Tribute to the Homeland. Műcsarnok (Art Gallery), Heroes Square, Budapest – Hungary

1981 – Salon of Young Photographers – National Art Gallery. Caracas – Venezuela.

AWARDS

2012

7th Annual Black&White Spiders Award 2012

Eugenio Opitz – Venezuela . 3rd place in Nature – Professional Category www.thespiderawards.com

2000

I BIENNIAL – DANIELA CHAPPARD FOUNDATION

This foundation organizes its first biannial in the year 2000. The jury which awarded me the 2nd place in documental photography, was composed by: 1. – Sandro Oramas for Venezuela. 2. – Graciela Iturbide, a famous photographer from Mexico. – 3. – A representative of Throckmorton Gallery in New York, for the USA. It is to mention that in this first Biannial of the Daniela Chappard Foundation, by general voting the public determined my work as the best one presented and I was awarded the first place.
Agricultor de cítricos como naranjas y limones en la zona de Turgua Edo Miranda,Venezuela. Esta zona queda cerca de la USB y a 35-40 min de Caracas y 15 min de Baruta con tráfico normal. Fecha de esta toma: 1975-1978.
Esta zona la estuve fotografiando prácticamente de 3 a 4 días de cada semana durante tres meses en 1983. Luego la última vez que visité la zona fué en 1999 haciendo las últimas fotografías en la zona
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