Funny House (2013) by Dominic Chavez
Heart to Heart (2013) by Dominic Chavez
Sunflowers (2012) by Dominic Chavez
“When I was 19, I tried to photograph trees as if they were people. When I examined the frames, I was disappointed,” said Chavez. “As years have passed, it has become trying for me to distance myself from the difficult stories I shoot when I return home to the United States. Almost unconsciously I made a U-Turn. I found myself again drawn to places without people,” he says. “But this time, when I raised my camera, the scenes came alive. I saw the embrace of trees on Cape Cod, the weeping rocks of an icy cliff in Utah, and the uncertainty on a mountaintop in Maine, where fog obscured the ocean beneath.”
Dominic Chavez’s series, U-Turn, is his newest body of work focused on the landscape and is featured in the Main Gallery at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, April 10 through June 8, 2014.
As part of the Flash Forward Festival we invite you to join us on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7 PM at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, for an intimate evening with Dominic Chavez as he discusses his latest body of work.
Dominic Chavez is a freelance photographer based in Boston, Massachusetts, but he has spent much of his career on the road working in some of the world’s most challenging places. Chavez has recorded the effects of war in Colombia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Angola; the AIDS crisis in more than a dozen countries in Africa; and the battle to eradicate polio in countries in Africa and Asia. In addition, he has covered stories locally and nationally, focusing on the aftermath of 9/11; homeless populations; and those addicted to drugs.