Migrant Camera

Featuring Sol Aramendi

Migrant Camera is a nomadic camera obscura tent inspired by worker shelters aesthetics built by Union and undocumented workers, with the idea to foster conversations in Public Spaces between the workers, stakeholders and general public about life and work, in addition to symbolically addressing the existing social order for immigrants by turning the world upside down.
The fact of being inside a camera will invite for a social interaction in an era of “selfies”, a different take on the photographic moment only tied to observation, in this case observation with participation. An intimate space for dialogue, learning and collective representations for anyone who wants to participate.

The Migrant Camera will be at Photoville on Sunday, September 28.

Sol Aramendi is a New York based Argentinean artist working in new media, photography and video. She was born in Venado Tuerto, a small town in Argentina. Sol is the founder of the Project Luz Photography Program for New Immigrants. Project Luz has served over 2,000 students with 58 programs since its inception in 2004, and is the first project of its kind in the nation’s most ethnically diverse county of Queens, New York. Project Luz has worked in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, the Museum of Modern Art, The Noguchi Museum, the New York Public Library, the Queens Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio and the Queens Library. In addition, Sol has developed twelve outreach programs at museums to engage Spanish-speaking immigrants with the arts in New York City. There she also created the first photography program for autistic and visual impaired adults. As an invited panelist, Sol has spoken widely about her work with art and communities, at venues including art education symposiums and museum conferences in New York, Denver, Edinburgh, Croatia, and the Netherlands.

Sol’s work has been shown widely in New York, Buenos Aires, Berlin, Los Angeles, Tolouse, Barcelona, Madrid, Utrecht, and Split. She continues growing and bringing photography to new audience.