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Foto Forum | celebrate its new space at 1714 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe

Solo Exhibition by Joel Orozco

For the past two and a half years, Orozco has also been working on a project that involves the collaboration of the Tarahumaras wearing different masks. Rooted in the tradition of magic realism Orozco combines the mixture of Mexican folk tales to create a theater-like representation where mystifying stories composed of strangeness align with an invented reality that his mind perceives of cultural dreams, religious ceremonies, and personal fantasies. He believes that photography can be about creating fantasy, and is not only about seeing with your eyes, but is also about using the imagination. “The camera can grant us the power to open secret passageways to a whole entirely different world that only exists in our own reality. Although photography is commonly associated with fact, its parallel power has been a medium for fiction from the very beginning of its invention. As an artist, I am still learning the fundamental value of the camera: and how it can show us the world around us.”

Closing reception on Friday May 31, 2019 from 5-8 pm

Earlier Event: May 1
Canyon Road
Later Event: May 3
Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art