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The Gap Between Our Rhetoric And Our Reality

The past year has done much to show Americans how far we have to go to create a truly equal society. It’s not that we haven’t made strides because we have. However we do not have the luxury to rest, happy in the belief that we have overcome.

More than an icon

Today America honors one [...]

The Other Side Of The World

When I moved to Indonesia a few days before my 22nd birthday I had a one way ticket and about $400 to my name. I was going to the other side of the world and didn’t plan on looking back.

Sure I had traveled to Rwanda but this time I was getting on that plane alone. [...]

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Rwanda also helped open my eyes to the fact that few places, no matter how notorious, are anything like what you’ve read and heard about them. You need to go and to live in a place to really understand it. I found some of the most lovely people I’ve ever met in a place known primarily for [...]

Happy Holidays

From Barcelona!

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

So it’s my birthday this week!

Make a wish!

Are you excited yet? While I would love to receive a gift from you this year I’ve also learned that giving can be even more fun than receiving. With that idea in mind I’ll send one of my limited edition postcards to the first ten people who [...]

All Things Being Equal

“The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely”

- Lorraine Hansberry

I often think about the series of choices both profound and small that have brought me to where I am. I spend a great deal of time looking forward so when I do look [...]

Grace

“Grace is to be born and live as variously as possible” Frank O’Hara

I often wonder about the other life I might have led. Would I have been happier with a staff job, in one place? A house, a dog? I doubt it but I often find myself thinking about my other self, the one I’ll [...]

Wanderlust

“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”

― Herman Melville

Even for those who like to believe that they lead a life of critical self inquiry there are certain assumptions so ingrained they don’t merit the very questioning that everything and [...]

Tied Up In Knots

Constraints are important to artists. As much as we talk about freedom being key to creativity too much of it can leave one equally paralyzed. So when i decided to photograph The Europeans in black and white, using Kodak Tri-X film I knew it would free me as much as it bound me up.

On the [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope all my friends in the States are enjoying this day with their friends and families…

Lines and Lines

For a long time I really liked the Black and white version of this image better.

I wonder if I still do?

Color and Black and White

Over the past decade I’ve often shot color (digitally) and black and white (film) side by side, creating similar images. So I thought it might be interesting to share some similar images shot in these two media.

What do you think about these two?

Of course because they aren’t shot at the same time these images are [...]

#TransplantTuesday

It is once again #TransplantTuesday and as a special treat here is an interview that aired on KSFR with myself and the great Dave Marash on his show Here and There about being a living kidney donor. You can also check out a previous chat I had with him here.

I’m also participating in [...]

Here And There

Yesterday my interview with the legendary Dave Marash aired on KUNM. We had a wide ranging discussion which centered around immigration in Europe and my work on The Europeans. If you’d like to hear it just visit this link: http://hereandtherewithdavemarash.libsyn.com/here-and-there-september-11-2014-damaso-reyes-marcela-diaz

and click on the POD icon or click here

How Well We Remember

We’ve gotten to the point where gallerists in America feel comfortable scheduling openings on this day.

September 11, 2001

Does this mean that we are forgetting or does it mean that while still remembering we are moving on?

Laying the new cornerstone

How do you remember the past and those who we’ve lost without living in the [...]