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'Rasgos'. Ernesto Rancaño, visual artist
‘Rasgos’. Ernesto Rancaño, visual artist

The idea behind the series Retratos (Portraits) arose some years ago as a result of my work as a photographer in the project at the Fábrica de Arte Cubano, where I had the opportunity to connect with different artistic manifestations, and to interact and collaborate with different artists and learn more about their work.

From this interaction and the interest that I have always had for portraiture as a concept within photography, I begin to develop the first series of portraits of artists, with the intention of showing not only their work but the very essence of the human being portrayed, and which is not always perceptible to the naked eye.

The portraits have a performative character, where the light, the color selection or lack thereof, the objects used, and the composition become expressive resources in function of my previous personal interpretation of the subject- and which in some cases is enriched by the spontaneity of the process and the relationship that is born at that moment with the artist him or herself.

Beats. Pauza DJ
Beats. Pauza DJ
'Ancestros'. Esterio Segura, visual artist
“Ancestros”. Esterio Segura, visual artist
Black Gold. Cimafunk, singer
Black Gold. Cimafunk, singer
Black Gold. Omara Portuondo, singer
Black Gold. Omara Portuondo, singer
'Parábola'. Leo Brouwer, Composer, Orchestra Director, Guitarist
“Parábola”. Leo Brouwer, Composer, Orchestra Director, Guitarist
'Deconstrucción'. Luis Alberto García, actor
“Deconstrucción”. Luis Alberto García, actor

She began her self-taught photography career at age 19, inspired by subjects from everyday life. Her increasing ties to the arts world brought her work to new creative horizons as she began to participate in collective exhibitions and collaborate on different projects, solidifying her reputation as a photographer.

As co-founder of Dynamicart Grupo Creativo, which is dedicated to audiovisual and photographic creation, she has been able to develop her talent not only as a photographer but also to be involved in different audiovisual projects such as documentary films, spot promotions, and music videos, allowing her to gain experience that has been vital to her profesional trajectory.

She was involved in the Fábrica de Arte Cubano as a photographer since its beginnings, covering important events in Cuban art and culture, and allowing her to explore documentary photography in more depth. She has also collaborated with publications such as OnCuba, Cuba Contemporánea, Vistar, and Garbos magazines. She has also worked with culturally and socially focused NGOs such as OIKOS and UNICEF, and with other Cuban and foreign artists.

On a personal level, her photography has taken on an increasingly conceptual style, benefitting from the reserve of knowledge acquired over the years, transforming her subject matter and approaching it from an analytical and subjective perspective. Currently, she is developing her own project, called Retratos (Portraits), which has been shown in personal exhibitions in Cuba and abroad.

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