The Union Gallery at UNT. The building is currently under reconstruction and the gallery will not available until 2016.
Many artists, including photographers, are not aware of the exhibition opportunities in university galleries, yet they are some of the best places to make your work known to a great audience. Not only are university galleries places where you can start a dialogue with the budding artists who are students in these academic institutions, but they are visited by invited curators and others – not to speak of the faculty.
Also, since universities are intellectual communities first and foremost, the dialogue that an art exhibition establishes goes beyond art appreciation and connects with concerns of broader interest; it participates in the intellectual debates on campus. Continue reading →
This photograph (silver gelatin print with collage) was selected for Best of the Biennial at the Fort Worth Community Art Center. I am truly honored and thrilled that it will be among other amazing artworks at one of my favorite art places in Fort Worth. The reception for the exhibition will be on Friday, April 6, 6-9PM.
Eduardo Ramos with his dead sheep, Puno, Peru, 1981 Photograph by William Albert Allard
Growing up, I was always interested in photography. I read photography books that suggested equipment I didn’t have and didn’t have any chance to obtain. I used my simple Smena 8m to make the most out of my desire to take pictures. A great part of my allowance went toward commercial developing of my cheap b&w rolls. My love for photography was mostly unrequited.
But this picture of the little Peruvian shepard boy by William Albert Allard shook my world and gave me the inspiration to follow my dream. While in Peru on assignment, Allard saw a boy, inconsolable because a taxi had killed a couple of his sheep. The photo generated a huge response when it was published n the National Geographic in 1985. American readers donated money to replace the sheep and fund the local school. Continue reading →