ARTIST TO WATCH
Born and raised in the Bronx, Dominican-American photographer and director Renell Medrano creates work that speaks to her heritage, the intersections of culture within society and the communities around her. While earning her BFA in Photography at Parsons The New York School for Design, the 27-year-old was awarded a New York Times Lens Blog Award in 2014, and was included in the exhibition The Next Generation of Bronx Photographers in 2017. She has previously exhibited at MILK studios in New York and Gallery Rosenfeld in London.
Photos from her recent show: PAMPARA
“I wanted people to feel connected to a place I’m connected to; it may not be a culture they’re familiar with, but culture is a worldwide language. I remember visits to the Dominican Republic, when I was younger, and hanging out with my cousins who were a few years older than me and neighbourhood friends. It was little things like that I enjoyed. Spending time there, sharing laughs, dancing and telling stories with new people was a freeing feeling.” Medrano - Vogue Interview Feb 18th
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