Aldebarán Solares

Chelsea International Photography Competition Exhibition

February 19 - February 28, 2019

Reception: Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6-8 PM

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Mexican photographer Aldebarán Solares is intrigued by the relationship between photography and memory. Solares observes that while today’s world is inundated with images, our understanding of photography as a medium that affects memory and desires has not necessarily grown.


In his “Umbral” (“Threshold”) series, he asks what it means to stand between remembrance and oblivion, and memory and the recorded image. To create what he calls the “vortex” in the middle of the photograph, Solares directed a beam of light at the surface of the photograph, obliterating a portion of the image,

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Aldebarán Solares

Chelsea International Photography Competition Exhibition

February 19 - February 28, 2019

Reception: Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6-8 PM

Untitled #5, from Umbral series.
Untitled #5, from Umbral series.

Analog on Gelatin Silver/Fine Art Paper
23" x 15"

Mexican photographer Aldebarán Solares is intrigued by the relationship between photography and memory. Solares observes that while today’s world is inundated with images, our understanding of photography as a medium that affects memory and desires has not necessarily grown.


In his “Umbral” (“Threshold”) series, he asks what it means to stand between remembrance and oblivion, and memory and the recorded image. To create what he calls the “vortex” in the middle of the photograph, Solares directed a beam of light at the surface of the photograph, obliterating a portion of the image,

Untitled #5, from Umbral series.
Untitled #5, from Umbral series.
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Chelsea International Photography Competition Exhibition | February 19 - February 28, 2019

The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas
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