Instagram Live with Felipe Romero Beltrán
Thursday, July 28
1:00 p.m. EDT
Join Aperture on Instagram Live for an exhibition walkthrough of Felipe Romero Beltrán: 2022 Aperture Portfolio Prize Winner, with artist Felipe Romero Beltrán and Varun Nayar, assistant editor of Aperture magazine.
Romero Beltrán’s featured series Dialect will be on view at Baxter St Camera Club of New York July 27–August 27. An in-person opening is scheduled for July 27, 6–8 p.m. EDT.
Dialect is about young immigrant men navigating legal limbo in Spain. As Kaelen Wilson-Goldie writes in Aperture, the project delves “into the routines, memories, and experiences of a small group of young immigrants who crossed into Spain from Morocco as minors and are living in a refugee center, awaiting the normalization of their legal status.”
Felipe Romero Beltrán (born in Bogotá, 1992) is a Colombian photographer based in Madrid. Felipe focuses on social issues, dealing with the tension that new narratives introduce in the field of documentary photography. At the same time, he is currently preparing a PhD dissertation on photography at Complutense University of Madrid. His practice, characterized by its interest on social matters, is the result of long-term projects accompanied by extensive research on the subject.
The Aperture Portfolio Prize is an annual international competition to discover, exhibit, and publish new talents in photography. The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. Awardees are published in Aperture magazine and receive a three-thousand-dollar cash award.
Image: Felipe Romero Beltrán, Grapes, 2020; from the series Dialect