Joseph Michael Lopez
My work takes place in New York, Miami, Cuba and Spain, all extended homes of the Latin diaspora. The photographs in "Embodied" encompass a span of ten years of living with a camera and developing a filmic vocabulary that operates in a multitude of interlocking halves: expression and comprehension, trauma and escape, private and public, the erotic impulse meeting the familial.
The presentation of the images, like much of their subject matter, exists in duets, traversing book form and the physical print: a symphonic authoring of the palpable into the visionary.
Joseph Michael Lopez has earned a living as a freelance photographer for over a decade. He was born in New York City in 1973 to a recently emigrated Cuban mother and Puerto Rican father. He has studied with Danny Lyon and collaborated with Bruce Weber. Lopez was a Cinematographer on Weber's Chop Suey (2001), a documentary film that premiered to critical acclaim at the Toronto Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival. Joseph lives and works in New York City and is a contributor for Agence VU'. www.josephmlopez.com.
Untitled, New York City, 2006
Untitled, New York City, 2010