Artist Interview Series: Valdir Cruz

Valdir Cruz is back in town with brand new work on view at Throckmorton Fine Art (April 21-June 4th). In order to celebrate this great photographic artist, En Foco is pleased to share his words and work in our latest Artist Interview Series.

You might recall Cruz’s work from a James Enyeart article in Nueva Luz Volume 12#3 — stunningly beautiful waterfalls in Brazil, photographed from perches almost impossible to reach — or, from Faces of the Rainforest, published in Nueva Luz Volume 6#2 (with a commentary by Dr. Naomi Rosenblum), a moving documentary of the endangered indigenous populations in Brazil.

Valdir Cruz, by Claire Franjola
Photographer Valdir Cruz, in his darkroom at his NYC apartment. © Claire Franjola, 2011.

Enyeart describes Cruz’ vision and work eloquently, reminding us all of our connections to earth and each other.

His photographs reveal that nature and humanity are one, rooted in a symbiotic relationship of irrefutable consequence. His landscapes are elegant metaphors for the whole of nature and a means which we can gauge the health of the planet.

Cruz’s print, Salto Curucaca from the Caminho das Aguas series, is also available via our Print Collectors Program – a quickly dwindling exclusive En Foco edition – so be sure to get yours before it’s too late!

Valdir Cruz: Raízes Bonitas
April 21-June 4, 2011
Reception: April 21, 6-8pm

at Throckmorton Fine Art
145 East 57th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10022

Special thanks to Claire Franjola for creating this podcast.

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