The Gulf

Photographs by Camilo Ramirez

September 26th - October 26th

Opening Reception:  Tuesday, October 1st 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Garner Center for Photographic Exhibitions
274 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453
617-437-1868

Camilo Ramirez’s The Gulf is a photographic exploration of the U.S. Gulf Coast and the way its varied history, environment, economics and culture intertwine to reveal a simultaneous reverence and abuse of its natural resources. Focusing on the after effects of the 2010 BP oil spill, Ramirez discovers myriad contradictions in the landscape and its complicated relationship to industry. The resulting photographs focus on feelings of isolation and alienation, emphasized by the color of commercialism in an otherwise decomposing natural environment.

Camilo Ramirez was born in Santa Monica, California and raised in Bogota, Colombia as well as various cities throughout California, Texas and in Miami, Florida. He holds a B.F.A. in Photography from Florida International University and an M.F.A. in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

He was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship Grant an Emerson Faculty Advancement Fund Grant, an Emerson Consumer Awareness Project Grant, a ArtWorcester Biennial Juror’s Prize, a Review Santa Fe 100 invitation, a Lensculture 50 Emerging Talent Award, and is the winner of the BOAAT Press Photography Competition. His work has been featured on CNN, The Boston Globe, Aint-Bad Magazine and in an upcoming limited edition monograph to be published by BOAAT Press. Camilo currently lives and works in Boston, MA where he serves as SPE Northeast Regional Vice-Chair and Assistant Professor of Photography at Emerson College.

To see more of Camilo Ramirez’s work, please visit: www.camramirez.com