Camila Manero, an avant-garde photographer

By Judith Soberanes

Born in Mexico City in 1968 of charismatic personality and passionate about dance, architecture, painting and photography, Camila Madero studied fashion design at the Jeanette Klein School of haute couture, flamenco dance in Madrid at the Love of God Center, contemporary dance with the French ballet company Ballet Theatre of Space, photography at the photographic center Saul Serrano and the active school of Mexican photography and History of Art at ITAM University.

Photography by Camila Manero
Fri, Jan 4, 2013, 5-7pm
Galería-Estudio Rolando García
Fábrica La Aurora

As she is always willing and open to knowledge, her passion for dance opened new expressive possibilities and hence she ventured into photography, promoting dance through the lens, with images that could transmit that passion.

Constructing textured images filled with subtle emotion and dramatic management of color, using different subjects and abstract concepts, she experiences and expresses the creative use of mergers and alternative techniques; her photographic work contains different treatments both analog and digital, where the contrast, shape and color seduction are translated to express her own original perception of the aesthetic and artistic beauty she finds in every form.

Of the show “Altered States of Reality,”Agora Gallery, New York, wrote:

“Camila Manero’s photographs have an earthy yet elegant texture that pulls them out of the two-dimensional realm and into the realm of sensory experience. Whether working with constructed images full of geometry or figurative and landscapes themes, Manero imbues her subjects with a subtle sense of motion—everything seems to be slowly moving through a dreamscape of ethereal contrast, colors and surfaces. As an artist who reads narratives into objects, she is able to take a simple shape and give it a history, an aura and a sense of purpose. Her technical experimentation also enhances the multi-dimensional, sensorial quality of her work, as she works in both analog and digital photography and with alternative photographic methods.

Manero, who began her aesthetic explorations as a dancer, turned to photography when she realized it offered a wealth of opportunities for someone who enjoyed exploring motion and texture. Her English, Mexican and Spanish backgrounds have given her a unique cultural outlook and she aims to bring viewers a new sense of creative beauty, projecting each piece of art she makes, with a profound sense of seduction and passion.”

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