The Center for Photography at Woodstock presents a solo exhibition featuring Ruben Natal-San Miguel and his stunning street portraits. Much more than a documentary photographer, Ruben captures his subjects through participatory portraits that deftly avoid stereotypes. The Harlem-based artist brings to life a community while connecting deeply with his subjects in chance encounters that frequently last only a few moments.
As executive director and curator of this exhibition, Hannah Frieser, writes: “Ruben is one of those rare people, who can create an immediate connection with perfect strangers. He invites them into this dialogue with his camera, and they open up to him with an uncanny trust and confidence. A few minutes later they continue on their way as if nothing had happened.”
About the artist:
Ruben Natal-San Miguel is an architect, fine art photographer, curator, creative director and critic. His stature in the photo world has earned him awards, features in major media, countless exhibitions and collaborations with photo icons such as Magnum Photographer Susan Meiselas.
Ruben Natal-San Miguel : Making The Invisible Visible
On view through June 16, 2019
The Center for Photography at Woodstock
59 Tinker Street, Woodstock
New York 12498