WOWlebrity photographer, Ruben Natal-San Miguel has a solo exhibit of his work opening this weekend at CPW in Woodstock, NY. The gallery is the context but the street is his studio and Ruben’s arresting portraits capture his subjects through on-site collaborations that defy stereotypes and elevate the subject.
According to the gallery’s press release,
“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.”
Ruben has shot many, many of stories for The Wow Report, including Drag Con, the NYC Pride parade, Wigstock and many much-loved, iconic Drag Race stars like Kim Chi, Ongina and Bob the Drag Queen.
Ruben is also a curator, and has included myself (and many other artists like Marilyn Minter & John Waters) in an exhibit next month called Pride, at Postmaster Gallery, opening June 6.
You can see his pics of Lypsinka from Wigstock 2.0 on The Report today and in July, he’s in an exhibit at my upstate gallery space, Gallery 52, called, 69/19; Woodstock, Stonewall and the Moon Landing celebrating the 50th anniversary of those events.
Woodstock! Wigstock! Woodstock!
Making the Invisible Visible opens Saturday, May 4, 4-6pm and runs through April 27 – June 16, 2019 at CPW Gallery at 59 Tinker Street, Woodstock, New York.
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Exhibition “Making the Invisible Visible: Ruben Natal-San Miguel — gallery reception: Saturday, May 4, 4-6pm at CPW, 59 Tinker Street, Woodstock NY Much more than a documentary photographer, @rubennatal.sanmiguel captures his subjects through participatory portraits that deftly avoid stereotypes. The exhibition is on view through June 16. Image: Mama (Beautiful Skin), 2017, Hunts Point, Bronx, NYC. https://cpw.buzz/2Ld1JCT #centerforphotographyatwoodstock #WoodstockNY #photography #gallery #exhibition #artmakeslifebetter #CPWbuzz #supportartists #photoexhibition #diversityinphoto #representationmatters #Harlem #Bronx #Brooklyn