Born in Puerto Rico in 1946 and raised in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York, I began studying art at a early age and discovered photography in my early 20s, making it my main creative outlet.
My photographic works include essays on: Human Development, Motherhood, Aging, Varet Street Kids, The Myrtle & Third Avenue El transit systems, Metropolis, NY, Street Life, World Trade Center: Before, During & After 9/11, World Travel, Artists, Humans in Nature, Crowds, Plant Life and numerious others as well as various Experimental Projects.
Earning a degree in Photography from SUNY I have taught photography at the New School for Social Research and privately and have lectured at various educational institutions.
I was awarded a Creative Artist Public Service Fellowship to study Street Life in New York and a National Endowment for the Art Survey Grant to photograph the New York Financial District.
Work has been exhibited at the International Center of Photography, Museum of the City of New York, Museo de Puerto Rico, Danforth Museum, Snite Museum, El Paso Museum, Bronx Museum, Camera Work Gallery, New York Historical Society, Wave Hill Center for Environmental Studies, Neikrug Gallery, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Institute of Puerto Rico among many others. Photographs are in the Collection of the New York Public Library.
Three self-published books of photographs are currently available: THE TOURIST with an introduction by Judd Tully, ‘CREATURES’ with an introduction by A. D. Coleman and THE THIRD AVENUE EL – BRONX 1972-73″. More publications are in the works.