Carlos Martinez

daily (in)sightTaking a picture everyday started as a challenge to capture moments from a different perspective with a very particular medium. I started the daily (in)sight project (formerly known as the Daily Pic Project) on August 29th, 2009, by taking at least one photograph using a camera phone, editing them exclusively with iPhone applications and assigning them a title and a category (People, Urban Landscape, Objects, and Nature). I chose these categories because part of my vision as a visual artist is to encourage dialogue about social issues and our relationship with the environment.

This 365 project celebrates the essence of photography and the creative process despite the low resolution of the camera; illustrates the importance and influence the title of a photograph can have upon the viewer; and provides me a voice as an engaged observer.

Carlos Martinez
Mixed-Media Artist

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www.carlosmartinez.me

Participation in QAX
What If We Remade U.S. Housing Policy?

Featuring new collaborative work
by Ran Hwang, Anna Lise Jensen, Carlos Martinez
& Queen GodIs

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL)
161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432

06/14/2012
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Free

About the Artist

Mixed-media artist Carlos Martinez explores issues of identity, gentrification, aging, environmental justice, mass consumption and immigration. In 2009, he participated in The Laundromat Project’s Create Change residency with “The Photobooth Without Borders,” which documented the journeys of residents with a photobooth-meets-confessional in local laundromats. He is now working on “Invisible Home,” a multimedia project that explores housing issues in NYC. An artist-educator, he has served as an after-school photography instructor for underserved youth; a mentor to young adults transitioning out of the criminal justice system; and an artist-in-residence teaching art classes at a senior center.