Juan Giraldo - E17th St

Juan Giraldo is a photographer currently living in Brooklyn, New York; he received his MFA in May of 2015 from Columbia College’s photography department. He was born in Manizales, Colombia and raised in Paterson, New Jersey. He received his BFA with a concentration in photography in May of 2009 from William Paterson University. Awards include The Hopper Prize, The Center for Photography at Woodstock A-I-R Program, Dwight D. Follett Fellowship Full Tuition Award from Columbia College Chicago, Honorable Mention in, En Foco’s, People Places and Things. Exhibitions include 2019 The Universal, Filter Photo, Chicago, IL, Curated by Gregory Harris, Latinx Expreciones II, Morris Arts, Morristown, NJ, Curated by Dr. Ginny Butera & Prof. Will Suarez, New Poetics at Aviary Gallery, Curated by June T. Sanders & Alec Smith, Jamaica Plain, MA, Center Forward 2018, Curated by Kris Graves, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Can't Take You Anywhere, Resident Arts National Juried Exhibition, Curated by Anna Wehrwein & Fidencio Fifield-Perez, Columbia, MO, Palm Photo Prize at London’s House of Vans, London, UK Flesh/Water, Curated by Kelly Ciurej, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, HATCH, Curated by Zora J Murff MEDICI Gallery, Richards Hall University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE, Context: Art & Documentary, Curated by Noah Addis, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL, Photoville, Brooklyn, NY, Photolucida: Critical Mass Top 50, Curated by David Rosenberg, Artwork Network Gallery, Denver, CO Eyes on Main Street, Curated by Régina Monfort & Jerome Deperlinghi, Wilson, NC, Aqui, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL, Art Now 2016: New Directions in Contemporary Photography, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI The Fine Art of Photography, Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA Perceived Realities 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Columbia College Chicago President’s Residence (solo show). His work explores the personal interior spaces of working people, (in particular the employees of Great Lakes Reload and his family in Paterson, New Jersey) the textures of a working life and the banal indicators of domesticity that shaped his view of the world, both as a first-generation immigrant and laborer. In addition to this work he continues to photograph his family as part of an ongoing project in which he looks at his relationship with his parents

Dad, Bogota, NJ –– 2013

Image List:
1. Dad, Bogota, NJ –– 2013
2. Bathroom, Paterson, NJ –– 2014
3. Mom Thanksgiving Morning, Paterson, NJ – 2013
4. Roses, Paterson, NJ – 2013
5. Dad (Spring), Paterson, NJ – 2014
6. Destroyed Wall, Paterson, NJ – 2014
7. My Parent’s Room, Paterson, NJ – 2014
8. Dad Reading (Winter), Paterson, NJ ”– 2015
9. Mom’s Clothesline, Paterson, NJ – 2014
10. German (First Born in the U.S.) Paterson, NJ – 2014
11. Luis’s Arm/Puro Colombia, Paterson, NJ – 2014
12. Dad After a Nap, Paterson, NJ – 2014
13. Mom (Summer), Paterson, NJ – 2018
14. Dad, Tenafly, NJ – 2014
15. Mom & Dad (Summer), Paterson, NJ – 2014
16. Mom & Dad on the TV, Paterson, NJ – 2016
17. Mom (Winter), Paterson, NJ – 2015