Full Artist's statement
The heart of my photographic work is an examination of the quotidian, archetypical and ordinary: man’s relationship with his environment and identity within that framework. I use the camera as a tool to deconstruct my world, re-assembling the components into photographic series to create new narratives from the disparate parts. Recently I have been incorporating writing and audio into my works and exhibitions.
My most significant projects are unified in their examination of identity and place, and reflect my very personal concern with cultural dislocation, roots, and re-framing narratives. My series Consumed looks at the culture of fast food in the US; Cholita reunites me with my country of birth, Peru; and the Invisible Wall focuses on East of the Anacostia River.
My work has been widely exhibited. Selected venues include: the Corcoran Museum of Art; the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid; the Pingyao Photo Festival; Noorderlicht Fotofestival, the Netherlands; and the Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC. The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, The Library of Congress, Division of Prints & Photographs, The Art Museum of the Americas, The EnFoco Collection, and the DC Public Art Bank hold my work in their collections.