Fotógrafo 03,2016
(Marzo 2016)
Ricardo Garibay


Fecha: 2016-03-01

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Metáforas íntimas
Pigmentos sobre papel de algodón
60 x 60 cm



Continuing the platform of Arts and History Mexico to spread the different proposals of Mexican art, for the first time the photograph section of the Month opens from March 2016, in order to provide an overview of contemporary photography in our country and disseminate proposals from established and emerging artists in Mexico.


Garibay has developed a variety of topics; in this section you can see nudes, landscapes, still lifes and live, as well as city and architecture. What accounts for this thematic variety? Primarily, the idea that all potentially subject becomes a retratable object; special interests that correspond to different stages of life, as when capturing an image involved a set of elements and-personal circumstances, even- that are unrepeatable; is the result of the particular and unique look who portrays, which involved elements such as light, angle, movement, and the encounter itself -fortuito, circumstantial or provocado-, with the subject; on the other hand, in his career as a photographer he has deployed a more individual look and other professional tasks related to addressing very specific issues.


In the photographic work presented in this space, it is possible to differentiate between the different subjects photographed. The images taken indoors capture and reveal a lot of detail; the fundamental element that focuses the attention of the photographer is the game of color and obviously light. The compositions in some cases are rigorous and geometric, and space plays a central role. In external images, however, there is a meeting and a more spontaneous and unexpected look, somehow a game with chance that can accept circumstantial movements, shadows and lights can not be controlled, as in a study. This is the case of the images corresponding to City , where the object is capturing spontaneous and natural, resulting in very lyrical and poetic images. In architecture there is a very specific interest in highlighting the color and its shades or color variations, the play of light and geometric shapes. In  Landscapes , Garibay develops an interesting and rich game variety of contrasts, details and lighting and color shades and frames that may include the horizon or dramatic details such as the network of branches of trees. In Nature , which includes living and dead, there is a greater experimentation and play with the light, the perception of the details, the monochromatic layer, and above all, the ability to manifest a subtle, silent, almost imperceptible movement.


Ricardo Garibay was born in Mexico City in 1960. Industrial Engineer origin (Universidad Iberoamericana), since 1985 and to date works as a freelance photographer, working on architectural photography, reproduction of artworks and objects, portraits, mainly.


In the publishing field, he has published in magazines such as Mexico in Time, Arts of Mexico, Architectural Digest Verlag, World Plus and this country. He has also collaborated in the development of several books, including, A Day in the City of Mexico; Mexican silversmiths ; Historic center of Mexico City: restoration of buildings , the architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico . He collaborated in the publishing project on traditional uses of cacao in Mesoamerica for Mars, Smithsonian Institution and University of California Foundation. He has also illustrated textbooks for the SEP and books on history Editorial Clío.


He has participated as coordinator, producer and curator in several photographic exhibitions. As an author he has had solo exhibitions in different cities of Mexico and the United States, and collectively since 1985 in several exhibitions: in New York, Chicago, and Mexico, both in the capital and other cities. In 1995 he participated in the exhibition and auction for KOBE AID FUND in Japan. As a photographer was invited to the exhibition "Traditional uses of cacao in Mesoamerica" (at the Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois and traveling in other cities in the US), and "The footprint of the Jaguar, Pinhole Photography in the jungle of Chajul" (2003), which has roamed in Mexico and Italy.


He has attended and various workshops related to photography, in the Image Center in free photography workshops at the University Center of Cinematographic Studies (CUEC-UNAM); and he has been a student of masters like Peter Beard, Daniel Kazimierski and Eric Renner; He has also studied at the International Center of Photography, ICP, New York, plus other and, as in Mexico, began its work diffusion old processes and the training of students, work that continues to date.


Between 2002 and 2004 he directed the Visual Experimentation Center, school photography and digital imaging. Since 1986 he has taught courses and workshops at Anahuac University of Santa Fe, at the Academy of Visual Arts, School of Photography Nacho Lopez in the Image Center, the National Photo Library INAH, for photographers of the newspaper La Jornada and Cuartoscuro Agency. In addition, he has taught courses at the Universidad Iberoamericana and an assistant professor at the International Center of Photography in New York, among others.


He has been a fellow (Coinversión, 2004 and 2009) Fonca. From 1993 to 1997 he was a member of the editorial board of the journal Cuartoscuro. In 2005 he created carbon4, fine print studio for photography and visual arts, which runs to date.


Autor/Redactor: Daniela Cuéllar
Editor: Manuel Zavala y Alonso










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