Born in Colombia in 1964, Monika Ruiz-B attended the Fine Arts Schools of Boston, in United States and Aix-en-Provence in France. Her photographic practice, very focused on portrait, brought her to meet her subjects according to her wanderings. She has produced a series of gypsies in Douchy-les- Mines in the region Nord-Pas de Calais, another series on people of Oaxaca, Mexico, the musicians from Boston or the South American community in San Francisco. Based in Marseille since 2003, after many back and forth trips to the United States, she has been pursuing her photographic reports, insatiable explorer of neighborhoods of the city and its inhabitants. Monika has been extensively exhibited in many continents and continues to explore the boundaries and great possibilities of the medium through a variety of personal projects, always deeply engaged in her continuing work.

My photos also reflect a personal commitment, a position. They should be seen as an act of participation and reporting rather than an act of registration.

Her Photographs

The following images are digital scans of negatives recorded directly on photographic paper Ilford Multigrade RC developed with Ilford PQ Universal. Each scan is followed by its inversion into positive. Monika recorded these photographs with a pinhole camera she built by herself.

Digital scan of a negative recorded on paper and photographed with a pinhole by Monika Ruiz-B Inversion of a digital scan of a negative recorded on paper and photographed with a pinhole by Monika Ruiz-B

© 2017 Monika Ruiz-B. All rights reserved.

Digital scan of a negative recorded on paper and photographed with a pinhole by Monika Ruiz-B Inversion of a digital scan of a negative recorded on paper and photographed with a pinhole by Monika Ruiz-B

© 2017 Monika Ruiz-B. All rights reserved.

Digital scan of a negative recorded on paper and photographed with a pinhole by Monika Ruiz-B Inversion of a digital scan of a negative recorded on paper and photographed with a pinhole by Monika Ruiz-B

© 2017 Monika Ruiz-B. All rights reserved.

Digital scan of a negative recorded on paper and photographed with a pinhole by Monika Ruiz-B Inversion of a digital scan of a negative recorded on paper and photographed with a pinhole by Monika Ruiz-B

© 2017 Monika Ruiz-B. All rights reserved.

Digital scan of a negative recorded on paper and photographed with a pinhole by Monika Ruiz-B Inversion of a digital scan of a negative recorded on paper and photographed with a pinhole by Monika Ruiz-B

© 2017 Monika Ruiz-B. All rights reserved.

Digital scan of a negative recorded on paper and photographed with a pinhole by Monika Ruiz-B Inversion of a digital scan of a negative recorded on paper and photographed with a pinhole by Monika Ruiz-B

© 2017 Monika Ruiz-B. All rights reserved.


Her Link

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