Monday, October 31, 2011

Photographer #411: Adam Amengual

Adam Amengual, 1981, USA, is a portrait photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He studied at Massachusetts College of Art and Parsons School of Design. After graduating he started assisting commercial photographers as Ruven Afanador and Art Streiber. Even though he was photographing for himself and commercially he felt the urge to create his own series. While researching gangs, cults and hardcore religious factions he came accross Homeboy Industries, a non-profit organization assisting former gang members to become positive and contributing members of society. He portrayed the former gang members at Homeboy Industries which resulted in a series named Homies. The images are stylized and aesthetically composed mug shots. He hopes that the viewer connects to the portrayed on a more human level. It is important to Adam that his subjects are always shown in a respectful manner. The following images come from the series Homies: Portraits of Former LA Gang Members, Day Laborers and People, Places, and Things...




Website: www.adamamengual.com

8 comments:

Zoё said...

Some really fantastic work

this is Belgium said...

wonderful !!

James said...

Awesome shots!

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

Have a SUPER week !

photo recovery said...

Well, its really a wonderful photography. Hats off for all.

Ea Pozoblock said...

Link exchange?
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adireg said...

I love your blog I'll always follow your blog :) your blog is inspiration

Dual said...

Nice Photo !!
Gio'
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