Politics, commerce and media. These three factors relentlessly continue to influence and disrupt societies. They shift values, create new technologies, promote rampant consumerism, ecological calamities, and religious upheaval. These forces cause great disruptions for vast segments of the population.
As a result, we are re-living the dystopian atmosphere that occurred during the Industrial Revolution that left so many people drifting and useless.
As a Baby Boomer, I'm attracted to observing institutions that held mystic reverence but failed to evolve: American manufacturing, the Cuban Revolution, the Catholic Church, European monarchies, the Kodak Company, are examples of movements that once dominated and are barely making a dent today.
I like to observe and photograph these Unsettled Times.
I am contributing editor at Casa Foa Magazine, Buenos Aires, and contributing photo editor at the Queens/LIC Courier Magazine, where I have a monthly column, 'Orestes LIC' that chronicles the changing topographic and social scene in Long Island City, Queens.
Winner: Los Diez, AI/AP Latin American Fotografia, Traveling Show 2016-2017
Honorable Mention: Night, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
Juror Sean Corcoran, Museum of the City of New York 2016
Portrait of Artists, Lincoln Center, Manny Cantor, NY 2017
New York/Havana, LIC Arts Open, NY 2016
Julios House, Adorama Gallery, NYC 2015
Portrait of Artists/LIC, Reis Experimental Space, LIC, NY 2013
Selected Group Exhibitions
Photoville, Brooklyn, NY September 2017
Beach Elements, Plaxall Gallery, NY 2017
Disruption, LIC Arts Open, NY 2017
Future Isms, Humble Arts Foundation Glassbox Gallery, Seattle 2017
Streetwise, Darkroom Gallery, EssexJunction, VT 2017
Composed, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT 2017
Latin American Fotografia 5Winners, TravelingShow, 2016-2017
We:Americans Station Independent Project, NY 2016
Night, Center for Fine ArtPhotography, Fort Collins, CO 2016
Interiors, Gold Coast Arts Center, Great Neck, NY 2016
LIC Arts Open, LIC, NY 2015
Miami Photo Salon, Art Basel, Miami Fl 2014
LIC Arts Open , LIC , NY 2013, 2014
Oh, Ophelia, Turks & CaicosGallery, Montreal, Canada, 2014
Conexiones /Connections , Gold Coast Art Center,Great Neck, NY 2014
Whitewash, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, LIC, NY 2014
Gimme Shelter, Insite Design Studio, NY,2013
Photographic Being, Jeffrey Leder Gallery,LIC, NY 2013
Portraits, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, LIC,NY 2012
The City We Imagined, The NY ArchitecturalLeague, NY 2010
Focal Resolution, Dutch Kills Gallery, NY2010
Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami, Fl. 2007