Fine art photography by Marco Aurelio. Exploring new ways of seeing through the disassembly of the photograph, and of the individual and the habitat it documents.

Driven by personal histories, I am interested in documenting the individual and their relationship with habitat, seeking to create site-specific visual ethnographies referencing identity, power, ethnicity, and socioeconomic class. I am also experimenting with the aleatory disassembly of the photograph following a need to create visual meditations on being.

Born and raised at the foot of the South-American Andes to a family of generational farmers, I was exposed to native oral histories, pre-Columbian indigenous art and cosmologies, and magical-realism experiences. I have a Liberal Arts degree from New York University that includes coursework in European history, anthropology, and Western philosophy. I have completed coursework in photography at The International Center of Photography and The School of Visual Arts; archaeology and anthropology from The City College at CUNY; and writing and music history from Columbia University. Backgrounds in photojournalism, portraiture, and commercial photography inform my fine art photography practice. I live and work in New York City.

Los Trabajos y Los Dias, Official Selection, XV Annual Latin-American Documentary Photography Exhibition. Antioquia Museum. Medellin, Colombia, 2009.

Hypertropico, Antioquia University, Nutibara Gallery. Medellin, Colombia, 2008.
Surfaces: Havasupai, Emergence, Yellowstone, School of Visual Arts. New York City, 2006 (solo).
dis [border] solve, Dinnerware Arts. Tucson, AZ, 2006.
H2O, Dinnerware Arts. Tucson, AZ, 2006.
Surfaces: Southwest by NYC, Photography on the Square. Flagstaff, AZ, 2005 (solo).

Tel:      347.772.9370 @ New York City