Yet, another feature about The Isthmus. This time Gabriel of Es Mundano featured pages from the project. I met Gabriel in Casco Viejo at the offices of Air Panama. He was enthralled with The Isthmus.
Through a friend I met Mimi Nordstrom. She is the editor in chief of Revisita Area. Mimi wanted me to sit down with Dominic Rios for the Perfil section of the publication. They wanted to know what made me tick. Not to mention, what possessed me to spend more than 10 years photographing, living and working there. Check it out...
You work and work and hope someone notices. Meeting after meeting, if the work is strong people take notice. It's very humbling to see revisita AREA of Panama give so much attention to The Isthmus. When I started this project way back in 2004, I had no idea how long and how much hard work it would really take to bring this project to the next level. It's been a labor of love. Nobody paid me or forced me to create this document. I did it because of my passion to tell the story of Panama in the modern age.
When Claudia of AREA told me they would feature The Isthmus in the March issue I was elated. But, I didn't do this alone. Enlisted was noted architect Edward McGrath. Edward would pen an essay. He would put into perspective what the images created would mean for Panama and it's future generations. Those words and thanks puts into perspective the recognition for the project.
A collaboration such as this gives a new perspective to the project. To see how others perceive the work is fascinating. It gives the work a different dimension, creating a narrative that I might not have thought about previously. That is a very exciting revelation.
For that I want to say thank you!
A write up in Copa airlines magazine Panorama. "This book is perhaps the most monumental graphic compendium to have been compiled about the recently completed Panama Canal expansion."
On the eve of my talk at the Leica Store Miami, The Miami Herald asked me to write about the project. It was nice to have a chance to write about my thoughts, feelings and motivations for creating The Isthmus. Click the link to read it.
This Thursday at 7PM on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables I will be presenting The Isthmus. The goal of this project has been to share it, this event lends itself to that idea. So, if you want to see and hear about it was like to spend 12 years photographing a country change itself from the solid earth, then you will want to see this. See you there...
Recognition for The Isthmus is gaining momentum. Here Brett Sokol a Miami based writer paints a picture of what the project is about and how it came to be.
It's always great to sit back and peel the layers away about this project that took more than 10 years to tell this mega story. So, sit back and listen up. Luis Hernandez of WLRN dives head first into what is the grandest project of my career so far. This project that tells the story of the men and women of Panama that have changed their country.
It's great to be able to start the new year off with a bang! Here an image from The Isthmus is on the cover of Lufthansa's inflight magazine.
The image is from a practice session of one of Panama's most famous marching bands, El Hogar.
It was great to do this radio interview from high above Panama City in the studio of Gerry D of Cool FM from his Paitilla Studio.
Check it out...
It's really nice when you can have a conversation with someone and they actually listen to what you have to say. It's refreshing to hear what people think and how they feel about the work that I have done. Well, let me restate that. The work that I have witnessed. I watched the men and women of Panama transform their country. Here is a profile by David Schonauer of American Photography. So sit back and enjoy!
Last night was a special treat. I got to speak about The Isthmus and Panama on Bloomberg radio 880 AM The Biz. Skip ahead to 31:00 where the Panama segment begins....
I was super humbled and excited to be asked to join Mitchell Kaplan of Books and Books as Focus on South Florida previews the Miami Book Fair's 33rd iteration.
It's always nice to be recognized. This time by David Schonauer of Pro Photo Daily. Stay tuned as we have a discussion and follow up about The Isthmus.
I'm really looking forward to this opportunity to share The Isthmus with the world. Come and join me, Ilya Espino de Marotta, VP of the Panama Canal Expansion and Biff Bermingham, Chief Science Officer of the Frost Museum and formaly of STRI in Panama '88-'13. So please join me Saturday, November 19 @ 4:30pm. Thank you...
Being invited to the Feria Del Libros this past August at Panama's Atlapa Convention Center was a thrill. I would be presenting my photographic odyssey, The Isthmus. It was a great opportunity to introduce the world to my latest publication. During that time I met Marilina Vergara from Ocean Drive Panama. We had a great discussion that you can read all about here. Oh yeah, Ocean Drive is calling it, "What's Hot!
It could take years for people to know and appreciate what The Isthmus means to the history of the Panama Canal. The great thing is that it's now a reality. The expansion of the Panama Canal should continue to be celebrated, it's an amazing and monumental achievement.
Today, the Washington Post has featured the project. Have a look...