Ruben Natal-San Miguel, founder and editor in chief of one of the most influential blogs about photography and one of the biggest enthusiasts and supporters of young photographers has a show with his own photographs from March 4 - April 10, 2010 at Kris Graves Projects in New York.
The show is called New York, New York - The Concrete Jungle.
For the past five years during the summer months, Ruben has traveled by bicycle througout Upper Manhattan, searching for what it's like to live in the Big Apple. For this is his chosen home, like many New Yorkers, Ruben is a transplant, eagerly coming to NYC to make his way in this School of Hard Knocks. As a trained architect he clearly sees both the concrete form and its human function, in particular, Ruben focused the viewer's eye on the unseen. In his exhibition, the overlooked citizens, and environments are his subject, these are things most people cannot or choose not to see. For, this is not the posh "Sex and the City" Manhattan which people clamor for, but here, Ruben has been able to find, a vibrant and colorful vision of that other Manhattan.
The show is curated by Matthew Pillsbury.
So, if you are in New York or plan to go, make sure to see this great show with Ruben's wonderful works at Kris Graves Projects, 111 Front Street #224, NY 11201
The show runs from March 4 through April 10.
The opening reception is on March 4, 6 - 9 p.m.
© all images Ruben Natal-San Miguel